- stick-up (n.)
- also stickup, 1857, "a stand-up collar," from verbal phrase (attested from early 15c.), from stick (v.) + up (adv.). The verbal phrase in the sense of "rob someone at gunpoint" is from 1846, hence the noun in this sense (1887). Stick up for "defend" is attested from 1823.
- 1. But legal experts are not sure if such a charge can stick.
- 2. She poked and shifted things with the tip of her walking stick.
- 3. There are interesting hikes inland, but most ramblers stick to the clifftops.
- 4. I tend to stick to fresh fruit for pudding.
- 5. He gave the donkey a whack across the back with his stick.
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