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Nursing verb To perform a venipuncture


[Shortening of for needlestick]
A colloquial term for puncture, esp. the puncturing of the skin or a blood vessel.

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Q. I was confused, is he really sticking to diet? My friend is following Fixed-menu diet which I didn’t hear before. He told that he is in diet but he is taking some of the food which he likes. I was confused, is he really sticking to diet?

A. Of course, your friend may be under diet control. I will tell you what fixed menu diet means? A fixed-menu diet provides a list of all the foods you will eat. The merits of this kind of diet are that it can be easy to follow because the foods are selected for you. However the demerit of this type of diet is that you get only few varieties of food which will make the diet boring and it will be hard to follow. If you start with a fixed-menu diet, it is easy to follow.

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The people who walked on a muddy lakeshore in southeastern Australia surely never suspected that their footprints would stick around for 20,000 years.
It's a small market comparatively but it's doing very well right now and we're going to stick around.
I did not stick around long enough to read all the snippets of Michel de Certeau, Judith Butler, and others.
Companies would love to know how these intangibles--the things they can't control once they square away pay and benefits--make workers stick around and grow.
Want to stick around to see your great-grandchildren?
Chairman Greenspan would be forced to stick around as caretaker through 2008 (a solution that would allow the winner of the 2008 presidential contest the sensible job of picking his or her own head of the central bank and having to live with the results).
Hopefully, once they're in the room, they stick around because this band is totally hot--and because I pound out some kick-ass beats regardless of my sexuality.
Unless you can get customers to stick around, profitability will remain elusive," she said.