Make effective or permanent, as in They tried to appeal but our lawyers made the verdict stick. This idiom uses stick in the sense of “adhere.” [First half of 1900s]
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How to use make stick in a sentence
That's the only threat they could make stick with a man like Tyler.Smugglers' Reef | John Blaine