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To stick, or to stick something to something - thesaurus

Synonyms

stick

verb

to become fixed to something, especially by means of a sticky substance

glue

verb

to stick things to each other with glue

paste

verb

to glue paper onto a surface using paste

tape

verb

to stick something onto a surface using tape that is sticky on one side

cement

verb

to fix something with cement or a similar substance

cling

verb

to stick to or fit very tightly on something

adhere

verb

formal to stick to something

cleave to

literary to stick firmly to something

tape

verb

to fasten something using tape that is sticky on one side

bond

noun

the way that two surfaces are stuck together, usually with glue

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adhesion

noun

the ability of one thing to stick to another

bond

verb

to fix two things firmly together, usually with glue, or to become fixed in this way

clamp

verb

if something clamps to, around, or on another thing, it attaches itself there firmly

glom onto

Americaninformal to become firmly attached to something

gum

verb

British to put glue onto paper so that it can be stuck onto something else

gum

verb

British to stick one thing to another with glue

gum up

British to cause things to be stuck together or covered in a sticky substance so that they no longer work smoothly

sellotape

verb

British to stick things together using Sellotape

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to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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