Stick vs. Twig

Stick vs. Twig — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Stick and Twig

Sticknoun

An elongated piece of wood or similar material, typically put to some use, for example as a wand or baton.

Twignoun

A small thin branch of a tree or bush.

They used twigs and leaves as a base to start the fire.

Sticknoun

A small, thin branch from a tree or bush; a twig; a branch.

Twigverb

(transitive) To beat with twigs.

Sticknoun

A relatively long, thin piece of wood, of any size.

What do you call a boomerang that won't come back? A stick.}}

Twigverb

To realise something; to catch on.

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Sticknoun

(US) A timber board, especially a two by four (inches).

I found enough sticks in dumpsters at construction sites to build my shed.

Twigverb

To understand the meaning of (a person); to comprehend.

Do you twig me?

Sticknoun

A cane or walking stick (usually wooden, metal or plastic) to aid in walking.

I don’t need my stick to walk, but it’s helpful.

Twigverb

To observe slyly; also, to perceive; to discover.

Sticknoun

A cudgel or truncheon (usually of wood, metal or plastic), especially one carried by police or guards.

As soon as the fight started, the guards came in swinging their sticks.

Twigverb

To twitch; to pull; to tweak.

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Sticknoun

(carpentry) The vertical member of a cope-and-stick joint.

Twignoun

small branch or division of a branch; usually applied to branches of the current or preceding year

Sticknoun

(nautical) A mast or part of a mast of a ship; also, a yard.

Twigverb

branch out in a twiglike manner;

The lightning bolt twigged in several directions

Sticknoun

(figuratively) A piece (of furniture, especially if wooden).

We were so poor we didn't have one stick of furniture.

Twigverb

understand, usually after some initial difficulty;

She didn't know what her classmates were plotting but finally caught on

Sticknoun

Any roughly cylindrical (or rectangular) unit of a substance.

Sealing wax is available as a cylindrical or rectangular stick.

Sticknoun

A small rectangular block, with a length several times its width, which contains by volume one half of a cup of shortening (butter, margarine or lard).

The recipe calls for half a stick of butter.

Sticknoun

A standard rectangular (often thin) piece of chewing gum.

Don’t hog all that gum, give me a stick!

Sticknoun

(slang) A cigarette usually a tobacco cigarette, less often a marijuana cigarette.

Cigarettes are taxed at one dollar per stick.

Sticknoun

Material or objects attached to a stick or the like.

Sticknoun

A bunch of something wrapped around or attached to a stick.

Sticknoun

(archaic) A scroll that is rolled around (mounted on, attached to) a stick.

Sticknoun

(military) The structure to which a set of bombs in a bomber aircraft are attached and which drops the bombs when it is released. The bombs themselves and, by extension, any load of similar items dropped in quick succession such as paratroopers or containers.

Sticknoun

A tool, control, or instrument shaped somewhat like a stick.

Sticknoun

A manual transmission, a vehicle equipped with a manual transmission, so called because of the stick-like, i.e. twig-like, control (the gear shift) with which the driver of such a vehicle controls its transmission.

I grew up driving a stick, but many people my age didn’t.

Sticknoun

(aviation) The control column of an aircraft; a joystick. By convention, a wheel-like control mechanism with a handgrip on opposite sides, similar to the steering wheel ofan automobiles, is also called the "stick".

Sticknoun

Use of the stick to control the aircraft.

Sticknoun

(computing) A memory stick.

Sticknoun

A composing stick, the tool used by compositors to assemble lines of type.

Sticknoun

The clarinet. more often called the liquorice stick

Sticknoun

(sports) A stick-like item:

Sticknoun

A long thin implement used to control a ball or puck in sports like hockey, polo, and lacrosse.

Tripping with the stick is a violation of the rules.

Sticknoun

(horse racing) The short whip carried by a jockey.

Sticknoun

(boardsports) A board as used in board sports, such as a surfboard, snowboard, or skateboard.

Sticknoun

(golf) The pole bearing a small flag that marks the hole.

His wedge shot bounced off the stick and went in the hole.

Sticknoun

The cue used in billiards, pool, snooker, etc.

His stroke with that two-piece stick is a good as anybody's in the club.

Sticknoun

Ability; specifically:

Sticknoun

(golf) The long-range driving ability of a golf club.

Sticknoun

(baseball) The potential hitting power of a specific bat.

Sticknoun

(baseball) General hitting ability.

Sticknoun

(hockey) The potential accuracy of a hockey stick, implicating also the player using it.

Sticknoun

A person or group of people. (Perhaps, in some senses, because people are, broadly speaking, tall and thin, like pieces of wood.)

Sticknoun

A thin or wiry person; particularly a flat-chested woman.

Sticknoun

(magic) An assistant planted in the audience.

Sticknoun

A fighter pilot.

Sticknoun

A small group of (infantry) soldiers.

Sticknoun

Encouragement or punishment, or (resulting) vigour or other improved behavior.

Sticknoun

A negative stimulus or a punishment. (This sense derives from the metaphor of using a stick, a long piece of wood, to poke or beat a beast of burden to compel it to move forward. Compare carrot.)

Sticknoun

Corporal punishment; beatings.

Sticknoun

(slang) Vigor; spirit; effort, energy, intensity.

Give it some stick!

Sticknoun

(slang) Vigorous driving of a car; gas.

Sticknoun

A measure.

Sticknoun

(obsolete) An English Imperial unit of length equal to 2 inches.

Sticknoun

A quantity of eels, usually 25.

Sticknoun

(motor racing) The traction of tires on the road surface.

Sticknoun

(fishing) The amount of fishing line resting on the water surface before a cast; line stick.

Sticknoun

A thrust with a pointed instrument; a stab.

Sticknoun

Criticism or ridicule.

Stickverb

(carpentry) To cut a piece of wood to be the stick member of a cope-and-stick joint.

Stickverb

To compose; to set, or arrange, in a composing stick.

to stick type

Stickverb

(intransitive) To become or remain attached; to adhere.

The tape will not stick if it melts.

Stickverb

(intransitive) To jam; to stop moving.

The lever sticks if you push it too far up.

Stickverb

(transitive) To tolerate, to endure, to stick with.

Stickverb

(intransitive) To persist.

His old nickname stuck.

Stickverb

(intransitive) Of snow, to remain frozen on landing.

Stickverb

(intransitive) To remain loyal; to remain firm.

Just stick to your strategy, and you will win.

Stickverb

To hesitate, to be reluctant; to refuse (in negative phrases).

Stickverb

To be puzzled (at something), have difficulty understanding.

Stickverb

To cause difficulties, scruples, or hesitation.

Stickverb

(transitive) To attach with glue or as if by gluing.

Stick the label on the jar.

Stickverb

(transitive) To place, set down (quickly or carelessly).

Stick your bag over there and come with me.

Stickverb

(transitive) To press (something with a sharp point) into something else.

The balloon will pop when I stick this pin in it.to stick a needle into one's finger

Stickverb

To stab.

Stickverb

(transitive) To fix on a pointed instrument; to impale.

to stick an apple on a fork

Stickverb

To adorn or deck with things fastened on as by piercing.

Stickverb

To perform (a landing) perfectly.

Once again, the world champion sticks the dismount.

Stickverb

To propagate plants by cuttings.

Stick cuttings from geraniums promptly.

Stickverb

To run or plane (mouldings) in a machine, in contradistinction to working them by hand. Such mouldings are said to be stuck.

Stickverb

To bring to a halt; to stymie; to puzzle.

to stick somebody with a hard problem

Stickverb

To impose upon; to compel to pay; sometimes, to cheat.

Stickadjective

(informal) Likely to stick; sticking, sticky.

A non-stick pan. A stick plaster.A sticker type of glue. The stickest kind of gum.

Sticknoun

implement consisting of a length of wood;

he collected dry sticks for a campfirethe kid had a candied apple on a stick

Sticknoun

a small thin branch of a tree

Sticknoun

a lever used by a pilot to control the ailerons and elevators of an airplane

Sticknoun

informal terms of the leg;

fever left him weak on his sticks

Sticknoun

marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking

Sticknoun

threat of a penalty;

the policy so far is all stick and no carrot

Stickverb

fix, force, or implant;

lodge a bullet in the table

Stickverb

stay put (in a certain place);

We are staying in Detroit; we are not moving to CincinnatiStay put in the corner here!Stick around and you will learn something!

Stickverb

cause to protrude or as if to protrude;

stick one's hand out of the windowstick one's nose into other people's business

Stickverb

stick to firmly;

Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?

Stickverb

be or become fixed;

The door sticks--we will have to plane it

Stickverb

endure;

The label stuck to her for the rest of her life

Stickverb

be a devoted follower or supporter;

The residents of this village adhered to CatholicismShe sticks to her principles

Stickverb

be loyal to;

She stood by her husband in times of troubleThe friends stuck together through the war

Stickverb

cover and decorate with objects that pierce the surface;

stick some feathers in the turkey before you serve it

Stickverb

fasten with an adhesive material like glue;

stick the poster onto the wall

Stickverb

fasten with or as with pins or nails;

stick the photo onto the corkboard

Stickverb

fasten into place by fixing an end or point into something;

stick the corner of the sheet under the mattress

Stickverb

pierce with a thrust using a pointed instrument;

he stuck the cloth with the needle

Stickverb

pierce or penetrate or puncture with something pointed;

He stuck the needle into his finger

Stickverb

come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation;

The dress clings to her bodyThe label stuck to the boxThe sushi rice grains cohere

Stickverb

saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous;

They stuck me with the dinner billI was stung with a huge tax bill

Stickverb

be a mystery or bewildering to;

This beats me!Got me--I don't know the answer!a vexing problemThis question really stuck me