Stick Up

How to Conjugate Stick Up

  • Infinitive: Stick Up
  • Present Tense: Stick Up/ Sticks Up
  • -ing Form: Sticking Up
  • Past Tense: Stuck Up
  • Past Participle: Stuck Up
Stick Up is a separable phrasal verb and has 4 definitions.

Definitions of Stick Up:

1. To use a weapon, especially a gun, to rob someone.
[Noun] {Stick up} Refers to a place or person being robbed by someone with a weapon..

Examples: There is a man wearing a mask who is sticking up the store on the corner.
The movie Ocean’s Eleven is about a group of men who stick up a casino.

2. To put a sign, picture, or notice where it can be seen.

Examples: Mom stuck a note up on the fridge about what to make for dinner.
Let’s stick up a bunch of posters on the wall.

3. To insert something into a narrow opening in an upward direction.

Examples: Quit sticking your finger up your nose! It’s disgusting!
Someone had stuck a toy up one of our gutters, so that’s why our drains kept getting clogged.

4. When a part or piece points above the surface of something and doesn’t lie flat.

Examples: Your hair is sticking up in the back.
The Seattle Space Needle literally has a needle-like object sticking up at the top of the tower.

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