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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Stick as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

29 November 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Easy Crossword

We found 22 answers for the crossword clue 'Stick', the most recent of which was seen in the Evening Standard Easy Crossword.

This clue looks to be a standard clue as in it's a NON-CRYPTIC crossword based on the publications in which we have recently seen it.

We have given Stick a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Stick as an answer itself some 167 times.

Stick is a single word clue made up of 5 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Easy Crossword' on Tuesday, 30 November 2021 with the answer being ROD, but the most popular answer for this clue is ADHERE.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

Before we get to our crossword answers for 'Stick', take a look at the definitions and example uses below, sometimes these help you think of different words or phrases that are common to 'Stick' and give you a hint.

  • Threat of a penalty; "the policy so far is all stick and no carrot"
  • A long thin implement resembling a length of wood; "cinnamon sticks"; "a stick of dynamite"
  • A lever used by a pilot to control the ailerons and elevators of an airplane
  • A long implement (usually made of wood) that is shaped so that hockey or polo players can hit a puck or ball
  • Informal terms for the leg; "fever left him weak on his sticks"
  • A small thin branch of a tree
  • Saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous; "They stuck me with the dinner bill"; "I was stung with a huge tax bill"
  • 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"
  • Stick to firmly; "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"
  • Pierce or penetrate or puncture with something pointed; "He stuck the needle into his finger"
  • Pierce with a thrust using a pointed instrument; "he stuck the cloth with the needle"
  • Fasten with an adhesive material like glue; "stick the poster onto the wall"
  • Be loyal to; "She stood by her husband in times of trouble"; "The friends stuck together through the war"
  • Put, fix, force, or implant; "lodge a bullet in the table"; "stick your thumb in the crack"
  • Cover and decorate with objects that pierce the surface; "stick some feathers in the turkey before you serve it"
  • Be a devoted follower or supporter; "The residents of this village adhered to Catholicism"; "She sticks to her principles"
  • Endure; "The label stuck to her for the rest of her life"
  • Marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking
  • 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"
  • Fasten into place by fixing an end or point into something; "stick the corner of the sheet under the mattress"
  • An implement consisting of a length of wood; "he collected dry sticks for a campfire"; "the kid had a candied apple on a stick"
  • A rectangular quarter pound block of butter or margarine
  • Fasten with or as with pins or nails; "stick the photo onto the corkboard"
  • 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!"
  • Be or become fixed; "The door sticks--we will have to plane it"

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

The act of projecting out from something

Any rod-shaped bacterium

4 Letters

A stiff switch used to hit students as punishment

A spot that is open late at night and that provides entertainment (as singers or dancers) as well as dancing and food and drink; "don't expect a good meal at a cabaret"; "the gossip columnist got his information by visiting nightclubs every night"; "he played the drums at a jazz club"

Take by theft; "Someone snitched my wallet!"

Be fixed as if by glue; "His eyes were glued on her"

The shedding of blood resulting in murder; "he avenged the bloodshed of his kinsmen"



(boxing) a blow with the fist; "I gave him a clout on his nose"

Informal words for any attempt or effort; "he gave it his best shot"; "he took a stab at forecasting"

5 Letters

A thin tapered rod used by a conductor to lead an orchestra or choir

Fruit (especially peach) whose flesh adheres strongly to the pit

A tasty mixture to be spread on bread or crackers or used in preparing other dishes

6 Letters

Follow through or carry out a plan without deviation; "They adhered to their plan"

Create social or emotional ties; "The grandparents want to bond with the child"

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"

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"

(military) a prescribed drill in handling a rifle

Be left; of persons, questions, problems, results, evidence, etc.; "There remains the question of who pulled the trigger"; "Carter remains the only President in recent history under whose Presidency the U.S. did not fight a war"


9 Letters

A written evaluation of a work of literature

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