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stick to someone or something

 
1. Lit. to adhere to someone or something; to remain affixed to someone or something. The tape stuck to me and I couldn't get it off. This stamp won't stick to the envelope.
2. Fig. to continue to accompany someone or something. stick to me and I'll lead you out of here. stick to the group of us, and you'll be okay.
3. Fig. to continue to use or employ someone or something. I'll stick to Jill. she does a good job and she's my friend. We decided to stick to our present supplier.
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stick to

1. Remain loyal; see stick by.
2. Persist in or continue applying oneself to, as in I'm sticking to my opinion that he's basically honest, or The music teacher told John to stick to the clarinet, at least until the end of the year . [First half of 1500s] Also see stick to one's guns; stick to one's last.
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stick to

v.
1. To tend to remain in contact with and attached to something: Peanut butter sticks to the top of your mouth.
2. To adhere to some plan and not deviate from it: The writer stuck to her original idea when her friends made other suggestions. We stuck to the main roads and avoided any dark alleys. You should stick to doing what you know best.
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I don't worry about it,'' McSorley said, ``but I know there were extenuating circumstances that surrounded that penalty, and I know people do not call for a stick to be measured unless they are sure it is illegal.
They took Marty's stick to be measured,'' broadcaster Bob Miller said, ``and (commentator) Jim Fox just put his head in his hands, because he knew it was illegal.
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