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stick together

1. To become and remain attached; to adhere together. All the pages are sticking together because of the humidity. I hate it when my pasta gets stuck together like this.
2. To affix something to another thing, especially with an adhesive of some kind. A noun or pronoun is usually used between "stick" and "together." They're trying to stick the pieces of the broken lamp together with tape. That doofus stuck his fingers together with superglue.
3. To assemble or reassemble something, especially quickly, easily, or sloppily. A noun or pronoun is usually used between "stick" and "together." It shouldn't be too hard to stick the thing together. Do we need any tools? They stuck the desk back together with duct tape. You can't even put anything on it or else it will collapse.
4. To remain in close company or contact (with someone else). My friends and I stuck together all throughout high school, but we drifted apart once we all started going to college. I think we've gotten separated from the others. Let's stick together until someone comes looking for us.
5. To remain committed, loyal, or united. We'll be able to negotiate a better deal so long as we all stick together. They can't fire all of us, after all.
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stick something together

 
1. to glue or paste something together. Use glue to stick these pieces together. Please stick the pieces of the broken vase together with glue.
2. to assemble something, perhaps in haste. He just stuck the model plane together, making a mess of it. Don't stick the parts together so fast. It won't look good.
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stick together

 
1. Lit. to adhere to one another. The noodles are sticking together. What shall I do? You need to keep the pieces separate while you fry them or else they will stick together.
2. Fig. to remain in one another's company. Let us stick together so we don't get lost. They stuck together through thick and thin.
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stick together

Remain united, as in It's important that we stick together on this issue. [Mid-1500s]
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stick together

v.
1. To join or put someone or something together with or as if with an adhesive material: I stuck the pieces together with glue. The hotel stuck us all together in one room.
2. To become or remain attached or in close association by or as if by adhesion: Two dollar bills stuck together, and I accidently counted them as one. Let's stick together so we don't get lost in the crowd.
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"At the end of the season we can say this or that but now is the time to stick together and it is the same message I gave in the Championship and when we were promoted.
It's important we just stick together. If we do that I'm sure we will come good."
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There is panic and stick together. we have the get up the " Twelve months ago, Wolves endured a miserable November, losing five matches in a row after, coincidentally, a goalless home draw with Blues.
However, she isn't very happy with the jealous as she believes women should stick together.
PAUL MURRAY says Hartlepool's squad must stick together in their quest to get back on a winning track.
FILM star Catherine Zeta-Jones yesterday advised Prince William and Kate Middleton to stick together "through thick and thin" after receiving her CBE from Prince Charles.
"There are a few sour faces on some of those who have not been playing, but they all know how important it is that we stick together.
But Kewell denied there was any such problem as he urged the squad to stick together.
THE new acting chairman of the Nuneaton Business Alliance has called on traders in the town to "stick together" as the Rope Walk development nears completion.
The new LMP (Leistritz Micro Pelletizer) uses an air stream to take away the micro-pellets as they are cut, so they don't fall and stick together.
cholerae to stick together in bacterial communities, or biofilms, in both fresh and salt water.
Then surface tension (clinging force on the surface of a liquid) builds tiny bridges that make grains stick together.
Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, and Rameck Hunt made a pact to stick together, go to school and become doctors.
FALKIRK v ROSS COUNTY RAY McKINNON is urging troubled Falkirk to stick together as he looks ahead to the January transfer window and the chance to strengthen the squad he inherited from Paul Hartley.