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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

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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References in classic literature ?
If it got very damp," Sylvie suggested, "it might stick to something, you know.
The Pacific Crest Trail runs through the nearly 3,000-acre Whitewater Preserve, west of downtown, but you'll probably want to stick to something shorter, like the 3.
If she likes to dress on the edgy side, you can have fun picking out a funky and colorful piece of jewelry--otherwise, stick to something simple, like a gold necklace with a small pendant for a more classic look that goes with everything.
She also said that she's amazingly proud of the crazy amount of tweets that she sent in a fortnight because she is not someone who would stick to something and finish it.
Nah, let's stick to something far less horrific like Ian Brady," he was told.
If you stick to something that is easily obtainable, your small success just might propel you further in the direction that you want to go in, and eventually, that goal of changing your bad habits will become a reality.
And don't think you have to stick to something normal like a penguin or a tiger.
People won't stick to something that's too difficult and they're all multi-tasking anyway.
As for George's comment that Brighton came mighty close to winning, well let's just say Mr Galloway should stick to something he knows something about - if there is anything - as football clearly is not one of them.
It also teaches them that if they stick to something they can achieve.
EXPERTS say most nursery rhymes stick to something called the pentatonic scale - a musical scale with five notes in an octave.
If it was me, I'd stick to something like a left-hook W107 Mercedes 300SL.
She added: "We have seen it happen before and if they aren't completely stuck down then a corner can stick to something else and the stamp be taken off the letter.
She says: "We wanted to stick to something which was traditionally English.