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stick

Nursing verb To perform a venipuncture

stick

[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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9 : to burden with something unpleasant <She was stuck with paying the bill.
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By moving through the four positions in your mind, you will break free of this being stuck.
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Hey, kissing is about the only thing I haven't seen people doing in their cars while stuck in traffic.
The car got stuck about two miles from a building, and searchers think Betaivaz might have started walking toward a light he could see on it.