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Related to stick by: set out, come off, in favor of, come to terms, fit in with, in line with
stick by someone or somethingand stick with someone or something
to support someone or something; to continue supporting or committing to someone or something when things are bad. Don't worry. I'll stick by you no matter what. I feel as if I have to stick by my brother even if he goes to jail.
stick by somebody/something
to support someone or something stand by somebody/something He stuck by his earlier statements and never changed his story. She stuck by him through all the years of his illness.
Also, stick to. Remain loyal to, as in The brothers said they'd stick by one another, no matter what, or Phyllis promised to stick to Bert. This idiom derives from stick in the sense of "adhere." [Early 1500s] Also see stand by, def. 4.
1. To remain loyal or faithful to someone: Her family stuck by her through hard times.
2. To keep or maintain something: He is sticking by his opinion despite the new evidence.