What are red words?
90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing.These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are morefrequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.
- 1[transitive] to push something long and thin into or through something elsestick something in/into/through/up etc something:
He stuck the end of the post in the soft ground.
She stuck her knitting needles into a ball of wool.
a piece of cloth with a pin stuck through it
- 2[transitive] to fix one thing to another, especially using a sticky substance such as gluestick something on/in/into/under/to etc something:
We stuck the articles in a scrapbook.
I licked the stamp and stuck it on the envelope.
She was sticking posters on her bedroom wall.stick something together:
Can you stick the pieces of this vase back together?
- 3[transitive] informal to put something somewhere quickly and without taking much carestick something in/on/around etc something:
Ned stuck his hands in his pockets.
Just stick the plates in the sink for now.
He stuck his head around the kitchen door and said goodbye.stick something in the air:
The dog rolled on its back and stuck its legs in the air.
someone can stick somethingimpolite
can't stickBritish very informal
make something stickinformal
stick at nothinginformal
stick in your mind/memory
stick in your throat