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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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"We've got to stick together. It's difficult, we're going through a patch where we're picking up a few draws and not winning games like we should be but we'll get there.
Dalglish said: "I just think we have got to stick together.
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I would have you stick together, and have a good go in,
Sometimes the rocks stick together. When the rocks break flee, an earthquake occurs.
It's not only about Sean Paul or TOK or Damian Marley; it's about the music, and if we want this music to last, then we have to stick together and unify
Not only do these tiny particles home in on tumors, but they also stick together once they enter tumors' blood vessels.
Normally, for the first--to--months of a walrus calf's life, the calf and its mother stick together in waters that are just a couple of hundred meters deep.
From the moment she hatches from her egg, a young goose named Grady simply has to do things her own way despite her parents' rule of 'stick together'.
WAYNE ROONEY called on his teammates to stick together last night to launch an attack on the Premiership title Chelsea are making their own.
They also aren't good for sticky, low-viscosity resins because pellets can stick together before they hit the water.