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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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References in classic literature ?
And, more precious still, there, under it, were more fragments of written paper, all stuck together in a little lump, by the last drippings from the gum-bottle dropping upon them as they lay on the dust-heap!
The fragments accidentally stuck together would, in all probability, be found to fit each other, and would certainly (in any case) be the easiest fragments to reconstruct as a center to start from.
I sat up and rubbed my grimy face with my dry and horny hands, as my lips and eyelids were stuck together, and it was only after some friction and with an effort that I was able to open them.
Its pages were rotten and stuck together. Only here and there was a sentence or a part of a sentence legible.
I couldn't go about the place sticking my pals with a car which, I give you my honest word, was stuck together with chewing-gum and tied up with string.'
These were deliciously heavy to the hand, yet thickly swathed in cotton-wool, so that some stuck together, retaining the shape of the cavity, as though they had been run out of a mould.
But finally, it's revealed that the bickering isn't coming from rambunctious children, it's coming from Red, Yellow and Orange, who are stuck together inside a M&M'S Chocolate Bar.
We stuck together, the first half wasn't great but we dug deep and we were magnificent in the second half.
A "routine" cataract surgery uncovered nearly 30 contact lenses stuck together in two separate chunks in a 67-year-old British woman's eye.
S stuck together 2014 DRIVEN TO DESPAIR Suffering from depression, Steve ill-advisedly splashed out on a naff blue sports car from the garage, then took Steph for a spin in the expensive motor.
The old fashioned way was to court a person and find out if you were compatible and if you were you stuck together.
"I know that we didn't have the year that we planned to, but we all stuck together last year - and I think that will serve us well next year.
We came back well, stuck together and our team spirit showed," The Daily Mirror quoted Welbeck, as saying.
"But they have stuck together. They have stuck together in training, they have stuck together all week and they wanted to respond.
"We all stuck together and did the job and now we are just looking forward to the semi-finals."