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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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I have always been very vocal about the women sticking together."
"There is a lot of negativity coming from outside but we are all sticking together. Bringing this bad mood into the team will not help.
"Our sister is going through a difficult time but we're a close family and are sticking together like always," Contactmusic quoted her as tweeting.
As a result, the rocks can continually slide past one another instead of sticking together and breaking free in ground-shaking quakes.
The Warwickshire star and his fellow Futureproof band members are sticking together and aim to use their TV fame as a launchpad for greater success.
Normally, for the first one to three months of a walrus calf's life, the calf and its mother are like glue, sticking together in waters that are just a couple of hundred meters deep.
And Rovers boss Jim Chapman PRAISED his fist-fight stars for "sticking together."
Their excellent antiblocking properties are said to prevent film from sticking together during storage and transportation.
"Sticking together" was a watchword as Army and Navy port operators worked around-the-clock Dec.
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At the heart of each 525 bale granulator is a sophisticated control system which monitors the application of anti-tack agents to prevent granules from sticking together, either within the granulator itself or prior to the next stage of the process, according to the company.
"There's no panic here or anything like that - we're all on the same page, sticking together and hopefully getting three points.
We were all sticking together and that's what we all have to do as players is stick together.
DANNY GRAHAM has insisted Swansea City can get back to winning ways today by sticking at their game plan - and sticking together while they're at it.
JUST like in his song England are 'sticking together forever' and will comfortably make it through to the next round of the World Cup, according to local singer and songwriter Steve Heathcock.