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1. To remain loyal to, committed to, or supportive of someone or something. I said I would stick by my wife for better or for worse, and I meant it. So far, he's sticking with the same story he gave police. Her résumé is impressive, but I think we should stick with Janet: she's got more experience and she already knows how the company works.
2. To continue or persist in doing, believing, or employing something. You should really stick with selling used cars, because your stand-up routine is terrible. I think we'll stick with our normal suppliers, but thanks for the offer.
3. To remain in one's memory or thoughts. Wow, what a performance. That will stick with me for a long time.
4. To continue trying to do or achieve something, especially after initial failures, challenges, or setbacks. Often used an imperative, especially in the phrase "stick with it." If you really want to become a comic book artist, you have to stick with it! You can't just give up after your first rejection. I'm really glad I stuck with my exercise routine throughout my pregnancy.
5. To burden someone with someone or something that is undesirable, troublesome, or irritating. In this usage, a name, noun, or pronoun can be used between "stick" and "with." I can't believe everyone else left and stuck me with the bill! They always stick us with the new interns, most of whom are barely old enough to drive themselves to work each morning.
See also: stick
stuck with (someone or something)
To be forced to tolerate, deal with, or manage someone or something. The executives want this in the final product no matter what, so it looks like we're stuck with it. Once you have kids with someone, you're pretty much stuck with that person for the rest of your life, even if you don't stay in a relationship.
stuck with someone or something
burdened with someone or something; left having to care for or deal with someone or something. Please don't leave me stuck with your aunt. She talks too much. My roommate quit school and left me stuck with the telephone bill.
Saddled or burdened with; also, unable to get rid of. For example, Once again Dean was stuck with the check for all of the dinner guests, or She's my sister-in-law so I'm stuck with her. [Mid-1800s]