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stick to (something)

1. To remain loyal to, committed to, or supportive of something. Are you still sticking to your decision to fire him? So far, he's sticking to the same story he gave police.
2. To continue or persist in doing, believing, or using something. I think we'll stick to our normal suppliers, but thanks for the offer. You should really stick to selling used cars, because your stand-up routine is terrible.
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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

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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Joe pulls the end part out of the original stick that has a mark at the four-fifths position only and joins this one piece to the original stick to make a stick that is one-fifth longer than the original (see fig.
He then pulled out four-sevenths of the candy stick to give to an observer.
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