Definition of Stick to

1. Verb. Stick to firmly. "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"

Exact synonyms: Adhere, Bind, Bond, Hold Fast, Stick
Specialized synonyms: Bind
Related verbs: Adhere, Cleave, Cling, Cohere, Stick
Generic synonyms: Attach
Derivative terms: Adherent, Adhesion, Adhesive, Binder, Binding, Bond, Bond, Bondable, Holdfast, Sticker



2. Verb. Keep to. "Stick to the diet"
Exact synonyms: Follow, Stick With
Generic synonyms: Hang In, Hang On, Hold On, Persevere, Persist
Related verbs: Abide By, Comply, Follow

Definition of Stick to

1. Verb. (idiomatic) To persist; to continue (to use, do, etc.) ¹

2. Verb. (&lit stick to) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stick To

stick lac
stick man
stick men
stick on
stick one's neck out
stick one's nose in
stick one's nose into
stick one's oar in
stick one's tongue out
stick out
stick out like a sore thumb
stick pusher
stick shaker
stick shift
stick that in your pipe and smoke it
stick to (current term)
stick to one's guns
stick together
stick up
stick up for
stick with
stickable
stickball
stickball game
sticked
sticker
sticker book
sticker price
sticker prices

Literary usage of Stick to

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from ...by Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson (1805)
"... as he rose, to a new home stick to you, and some to t'other side. ... and we The advantage will be on our side, if we stick to its essentials. ..."

2. The Complete Angler by Izaak Walton, Charles Cotton (1859)
"... and choose your forked stick to be of that bigness as may keep the fish or frog from pulling the forked stick under the water till the pike bites ..."

3. The Slang Dictionary: Etymological, Historical, and Anecdotal by John Camden Hotten (1874)
"Stick, to cheat ; "he got STUCK," he was taken in; "I'm STT common phrase to express that the speaker has spent or losi money, and can neither play nor pay ..."

4. The Compleat Angler by Izaak Walton, Charles Cotton (1904)
"... and choose your forked stick to be of that bigness as may keep the fish or frog from pulling the forked stick under the water till the pike bites; ..."

5. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1850)
"As White stick to the Court of England, I may claim for my genealogical tree-^whence I was cut by the Norman sword of William—a very distinguished oak still ..."

6. The Compleat Angler by Izaak Walton, Charles Cotton (1915)
"And choose your forked stick to be of that bigness as may keep the fish or frog from pulling the forked stick under the water till the Pike bites ; and then ..."

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