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Nursing verb To perform a venipuncture
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[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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"Hopefully Monty can stick around a bit and the rest of the tail have got stick around too."
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But, warns Chouinard, it's important to "create a climate for these creatures to stick around." To accomplish this, he plants mullein and Queen Anne's lace with large, droopy leaves to provide shade for beneficial insects.
"If you don't treat people right, they don't stick around. It's as simple as that."
But when momma reminds him that there are perks to being a big brother, Oliver decides to stick around and share his wisdom with the new baby.
Once a person becomes infected, HSV-1 and HSV-2 stick around in a dormant state and can intermittently cause breakouts in some people.
No word yet on whether he'll stick around long enough to unpack this time.
Stanford's Linda Darling-Hammond has argued that they tend not to stick around in their jobs.
Here, as ever, the artist seemed mainly preoccupied with mourning the absence of some beloved who was unable or unwilling to stick around. Yet, while maintaining her now-familiar aesthetic, a particular blend of schoolgirl scrawl and delicate draftsmanship, Emin opted here for a relatively muted palette, with most of the works on view--blankets, sketches, and small fabric pieces among them--executed in pastel colors or shades of white.
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."