the sticky end of the stick

the sticky end of the stick
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  • sticky end — stick′y end′ n. gen lab a single stranded end of a DNA or RNA molecule, produced in the laboratory for connecting with another molecule by base pairing • Etymology: 1970–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • sticky — stick|y [ stıki ] adjective * 1. ) a sticky substance sticks to other things: a heavy sticky soil The dough should be soft but not sticky. a ) sticky objects are covered with a substance that sticks to things: I licked my sticky fingers. sticky… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sticky — stick|y [ˈstıki] adj comparative stickier superlative stickiest 1.) made of or covered with a substance that sticks to surfaces ▪ There s some sticky stuff in your hair. ▪ a sticky floor sticky tape/label etc BrE (=tape etc that is made so it… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stick — [stik] n. [ME stikke < OE sticca, akin to Du stek, ON stik < IE base * steig , a point > STAKE, Frank * stakka, Gr stigma, L instigare, INSTIGATE] 1. a long, usually slender piece of wood; specif., a) a twig or small branch broken off or …   English World dictionary

  • sticky — ► ADJECTIVE (stickier, stickiest) 1) tending or designed to stick; adhesive. 2) glutinous; viscous. 3) (of the weather) hot and humid; muggy. 4) informal difficult; awkward. 5) informal (of a website) attracting a long visit or repeat visits from …   English terms dictionary

  • stick — 01. We are teaching our dog how to fetch a [stick]. 02. The children spent the afternoon throwing [sticks] into the creek, and watching them drift downstream. 03. He was arrested after hitting someone over the head with his [stick] during the… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • stick — I [[t]stɪ̱k[/t]] NOUN USES ♦♦♦ sticks 1) N COUNT A stick is a thin branch which has fallen off a tree. ...people carrying bundles of dried sticks to sell for firewood. Syn: twig 2) N COUNT A stick is a long thin piece of wood which is used for… …   English dictionary

  • end — [[t]e̱nd[/t]] ♦ ends, ending, ended 1) N SING: the N, usu prep N, N of n The end of something such as a period of time, an event, a book, or a film is the last part of it or the final point in it. The ₤5 banknote was first issued at the end of… …   English dictionary

  • Sticky bead argument — In general relativity, the sticky bead argument is a simple thought experiment designed to show that gravitational radiation is indeed predicted by general relativity, and can have physical effects. These claims were not widely accepted prior to… …   Wikipedia

  • sticky — [[t]stɪ̱ki[/t]] stickier, stickiest 1) ADJ GRADED A sticky substance is soft, or thick and liquid, and can stick to other things. Sticky things are covered with a sticky substance. ...sticky toffee... If the dough is sticky, add more flour...… …   English dictionary

  • stick — 1 /stIk/ verb past tense and past participle stuck 1 PUSH (transitive always + adv/prep, intransitive always + adv/prep) if a pointed object sticks into something or you stick it into something, it is pushed into it: stick sth in/into/through etc …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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