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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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For instance, if a GPS-fitted vehicle going to douse fire gets stuck in jam, we can immediately track the exact location of the nearest GPS-fitted fire tender and ask it to rush towards the spot taking another route.
Boris Johnson has dismissed claims he could become the next prime minister, joking: "How could anybody elect a prat who gets stuck in a zip wire?
The traffic goes smoothly from Islamabad but it gets stuck after crossing the flyover as the road gets narrow.
This is true that only a man knows when he gets stuck into a difficult situation.
EVERYONE seems to be blaming sat-nav systems whenever a lorry or car gets stuck in a narrow lane or farm track.
He repeatedly loses ground, the dung keeps rolling back; it gets stuck on a stick, which refuses it further passage.
Because people are used to the ball rolling along a dry soccer field, when the ball gets stuck in the mud, they run right past it," says Miller.
There is a bus service which normally gets stuck in the traffic.
However, when his car gets stuck, he stumbles on an isolated hut containing a drugs lab.
The Winged Monkeys are controlled by a magical hat; the Scarecrow gets stuck in the middle of a river and is rescued by a talking stork; and instead of lions and tigers and bears there are Kalidahs, monstrous beasts with the bodies of bears and the heads of tigers.