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Nhonga - Stick

Nhonga is a Xitsonga word meaning "Stick" in English. Item has no rating. Help improve content quality by rating below.

Definition of stick
- Stick n
- Implement consisting of a length of wood; "he collected dry sticks for a campfire"; "the kid had a candied apple on a stick"
- A small thin branch of a tree
- A lever used by a pilot to control the ailerons and elevators of an airplane [syn: {control stick}, {joystick}]
- Informal terms of the leg; "fever left him weak on his sticks" [syn: {pin}, {peg}]
- Marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking [syn: {joint}, {marijuana cigarette}, {reefer}, {spliff}]
- Threat of a penalty; "the policy so far is all stick and no carrot" v
- Fix, force, or implant; "lodge a bullet in the table" [syn: {lodge}, {wedge}, {deposit}] [ant: {dislodge}]
- Stay put (in a certain place); "We are staying in Detroit; we are not moving to Cincinnati"; "Stay put in the corner here!"; "Stick around and you will learn something!" [syn: {stay}, {stick around}, {stay put}] [ant: {move}]
- Cause to protrude or as if to protrude; "stick one's hand out of the window"; "stick one's nose into other people's business" [syn: {put forward}]
- Stick to firmly; "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?" [syn: {adhere}, {hold fast}, {bond}, {bind}, {stick to}]
- Be or become fixed; "The door sticks--we will have to plane it"
- Endure; "The label stuck to her for the rest of her life"
- Be a devoted follower or supporter; "The residents of this village adhered to Catholicism"; "She sticks to her principles" [syn: {adhere}]
- Be loyal to; "She stood by her husband in times of trouble"; "The friends stuck together through the war" [syn: {stand by}, {stick by}, {adhere}]
- Cover and decorate with objects that pierce the surface; "stick some feathers in the turkey before you serve it"
- Fasten with an adhesive material like glue; "stick the poster onto the wall"
- Fasten with or as with pins or nails; "stick the photo onto the corkboard"
- Fasten into place by fixing an end or point into something; "stick the corner of the sheet under the mattress"
- Pierce with a thrust using a pointed instrument; "he stuck the cloth with the needle"
- Pierce or penetrate or puncture with something pointed; "He stuck the needle into his finger"
- Come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation; "The dress clings to her body"; "The label stuck to the box"; "The sushi rice grains cohere" [syn: {cling}, {cleave}, {adhere}, {cohere}]
- Saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous; "They stuck me with the dinner bill"; "I was stung with a huge tax bill" [syn: {sting}]
- Be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me" [syn: {perplex}, {vex}, {get}, {puzzle}, {mystify}, {baffle}, {beat}, {pose}, {bewilder}, {flummox}, {stupefy}, {nonplus}, {gravel}, {amaze}, {dumbfound}] [also: {stuck}]
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Proverbs - Nhonga ya le kule a yi dlayi nyoka — A stick which is far cannot kill a snake

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