stick to

1. stick to firmly (Freq. 4)

Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?

Syn: ↑adhere, ↑hold fast, ↑bond, ↑bind, ↑stick
Derivationally related forms:
sticker (for: ↑stick), ↑binder (for: ↑bind), ↑binding (for: ↑bind), ↑bondable (for: ↑bond), ↑bond (for: ↑bond), ↑holdfast (for: ↑hold fast), ↑adhesive (for: ↑adhere), ↑adherent (for: ↑adhere), ↑adhesion (for: ↑adhere)
Hypernyms: ↑attach
Hyponyms: ↑bind
Verb Group: ↑cling, ↑cleave, ↑adhere, ↑stick, ↑cohere
Verb Frames:

Something ——s


Something is ——ing PP

2. keep to (Freq. 3)

Stick to your principles


stick to the diet

Syn: ↑stick with, ↑follow
Hypernyms: ↑persevere, ↑persist, ↑hang in, ↑hang on, ↑hold on
Verb Group: ↑comply, ↑follow, ↑abide by
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s something


Somebody ——s VERB-ing

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1) continue or confine oneself to doing or using (a particular thing)

I'll stick to bitter lemon, thanks

not move or digress from (a path or a subject)
2) adhere to (a commitment, belief, or rule)

the government stuck to its election pledges

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stick to [phrasal verb]
stick to (something) : to continue doing or using (something) especially when it is difficult to do so

She stuck to her story about the money already being missing when she got there.

Please stick to the script/subject/rules.

Stick to the marked trails.

If you want to succeed, you've got to stick to it! [=keep trying, working, etc.]

: to not change (a decision, belief, etc.)

I intend to stick to my promise/word.

She's sticking to her decision to retire.

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Main Entry:stick

Useful english dictionary. 2012.


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  • stick — [stik] n. [ME stikke < OE sticca, akin to Du stek, ON stik < IE base * steig , a point > STAKE, Frank * stakka, Gr stigma, L instigare, INSTIGATE] 1. a long, usually slender piece of wood; specif., a) a twig or small branch broken off or …   English World dictionary

  • Stick — Stick, v. i. 1. To adhere; as, glue sticks to the fingers; paste sticks to the wall. [1913 Webster] The green caterpillar breedeth in the inward parts of roses not blown, where the dew sticketh. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. To remain where placed; to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stick — Stick, n. [OE. sticke, AS. sticca; akin to stician to stab, prick, pierce, G. stecken a stick, staff, OHG. steccho, Icel. stik a stick. See {Stick}, v. t..] 1. A small shoot, or branch, separated, as by a cutting, from a tree or shrub; also, any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stick — Stick, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stuck}(Obs. {Sticked}); p. pr. & vb. n. {Sticking}.] [OE. stikien, v.t. & i., combined with steken, whence E. stuck), AS. stician, v.t. & i., and (assumed) stecan, v.t.; akin to OFries. steka, OS. stekan, OHG. stehhan …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stick — 1 Stick, adhere, cohere, cling, cleave can mean to be or become closely, firmly, or indissolubly attached. Stick implies attachment by affixing; one thing or a person sticks to another, or things or persons stick together when they are literally… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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  • stick — [n] pole, often wooden bar, bat, baton, billet, birch, bludgeon, board, branch, cane, club, cudgel, drumstick, ferrule, ingot, mast, rod, rule, ruler, shoot, slab, slat, staff, stake, stalk, stave, stem, strip, switch, timber, twig, wand, wedge;… …   New thesaurus

  • Stick — puede designar: Stick, un palo de madera o plástico con forma de J utilizado en hockey con el que se golpea la bola. Chapman Stick, un instrumento musical eléctrico. Memory Stick, un formato de tarjeta de memoria (memoria flash) extraíble,… …   Wikipedia Español

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