stick fast

stick fast

To be very firmly or securely affixed to a spot or to something else. Used especially in passive constructions. I tried slamming on the gas, but the car was stuck fast in the mud. Just use a tiny dollop of this glue, and the piece will stick fast to where it broke off the vase.
See also: fast, stick

stick ˈfast

be firmly fixed in a place and unable to move or be moved: The boat was stuck fast in the mud.
See also: fast, stick
References in classic literature ?
Only I must not hurry, or I shall stick fast and be more lost than ever.
This offended Alice a little, so there was no more conversation for a minute or two, while the boat glided gently on, sometimes among beds of weeds (which made the oars stick fast in the water, worse then ever), and sometimes under trees, but always with the same tall river-banks frowning over their heads.
Tenders are invited for Supply of adhesive stick fast, adhesive household packing, packing of 30 gms.
To leave it longer means possible complications and it will stick fast at the surface causing more pain.
For thy arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand presses me sorely.
Lawmakers tell Arkansas Business that they plan to stick fast to the intent of the amendment.
She said: "I want to stressto you that we will stick fast to our principles and values.
Otosclerosis usually occurs when the last bone in the middle ear, the stapes, can't vibrate because the abnormal bone growth makes it stick fast in the so-called window to the inner ear.
The top of our road is nothing short of a nightmare for all the mums with their pushchairs and younger children in tow, on the way to school, and now that it has been raining it won't be too long before said leaves stick fast to the pavements and are impossible to remove efficiently.
The foams also stick fast to the surrounding material, providing good vibration absorption.