any of several composite plants of the genus Bidens, having barbed achenes that adhere to clothing or fur.
any of various other plants having seeds that adhere to clothing or fur.
a seed of any of these plants.
any of various plants, esp the bur marigold, that have barbed clinging fruits
verb (used with object), stuck, sticking. 1. to pierce or puncture with something pointed, as a pin, dagger, or spear; stab: to stick one’s finger with a needle. 2. to kill by this means: to stick a pig. 3. to thrust (something pointed) in, into, through, etc.: to stick a needle into a pincushion. 4. […]
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verb 1. (intransitive, adverb) (informal) to remain loyal or friendly to one another stick together Remain united, as in It’s important that we stick together on this issue. [ Mid-1500s ]
[stik-too-i-tiv, -it-iv] /ˌstɪkˈtu ɪ tɪv, -ɪt ɪv/ adjective, Informal. 1. tenaciously resolute; persevering: Stick-to-it-ive people get ahead in life.
noun dogged perseverance; resolute tenacity; also written stick-to-it-ive-ness Examples The only way she has published so many books is through stick-to-it-ive-ness. Word Origin 1909 Usage Note colloquial sticks, the