pierce <vs> stick

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stephenlearner

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Chinese
Hi,

Does pierce mean penetrate, go through compeletely, and stick mean just go into something, but not through it?

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  • stephenlearner

    Senior Member
    Chinese
    Thank you.

    I got a thorn stuck in my hand.
    What does stick mean in this sentence? Does it mean "become fixed, unable to move" or "push into"?


     

    MarcB

    Senior Member
    US English
    push into. Remember in English the preposition makes the difference. stick is not the same as stick in or into.
     
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