Definition of 'sticky'
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But both sides struggled in torrential rain and on a surface which looked like sticky glue. The Sun (2007)Sometimes it is only too clear that it has cooled from a sticky liquid. THE EARTH: An Intimate History (2004)She is the one who came to such a sticky end. Richard TempleGradually mix in to form sticky dough. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Anything much bigger and the government will find itself in a sticky patch. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It just sounds like sticky hot summer days in audio. The Sun (2009)What was the sticky tape doing there? Times, Sunday Times (2008)You also need to be able to get out of potentially sticky situations. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Where is the barley risotto and sticky toffee pudding of just the other day? Times, Sunday Times (2006)Add the milk and fold through the ingredients to make a sticky batter. Times, Sunday Times (2007)You have a sticky toffee pudding habit. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Pop the pan on the hob and reduce the liquid until sticky. The Sun (2015)Add the warm milk and mix to form a sticky dough. The Sun (2016)He was saying it is very hot and sticky and hard to breathe. The Sun (2013)Use sticky tape to keep them in place. The Sun (2013)So how did he become the king of sticky situations? Times, Sunday Times (2007)But after a while the small amount of blood coming from the wound meant that the sticky patch no longer held. Dusty Warriors: Modern Soldiers at War (2006)They will be slightly browned on the outside, but still sticky in the middle. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He fumbled in his pocket and placed something small, round and slightly sticky in my hand. Times, Sunday Times (2012)If it looks too sticky, add a little more orange juice. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Hot, humid and sticky - after a long wait the first heatwave of summer has arrived. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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British English: sticky /ˈstɪkɪ/ ADJECTIVE
A sticky substance can stick to other things. Sticky things are covered with a sticky substance.
- American English: sticky
- Arabic: لَزِج
- Brazilian Portuguese: pegajoso
- Chinese: 黏性的
- Croatian: ljepljiv
- Czech: lepkavý
- Danish: klæbende
- Dutch: plakkerig
- European Spanish: pegajoso
- Finnish: tahmea
- French: collant
- German: klebrig
- Greek: κολλώδης
- Italian: appiccicoso
- Japanese: べとべとした
- Korean: 끈적끈적한
- Norwegian: klissete
- Polish: lepki
- European Portuguese: pegajoso
- Romanian: lipicios
- Russian: клейкий
- Spanish: pegajoso
- Swedish: kladdig
- Thai: เหนียว
- Turkish: yapışkan
- Ukrainian: липкий
- Vietnamese: dính
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