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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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Inter haven't won Serie A for 15 years and president Massimo Moratti is thinking about upping sticks to another country.
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Such was Gregory's loyalty to the Villa cause his house became a shrine to the famous Midlands club, but he may have to fork out a few quid on some refurbishments after upping sticks for Derby County.
He later revealed he was upping sticks and moving from Scotland across to the US to be with Lana.
Road racing enthusiast Josh Moody, 19, is upping sticks from his home in Stockton to try his luck on the Italian cycling scene.