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(intr, preposition) to remain faithful to; adhere to
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Words nearby stick by
stick around, stick at, stick-at-it-ive, stickball, stick-built, stick by, stick down, sticker, sticker price, sticker shock, stick figure
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How to use stick by in a sentence
Not that shes ever likely to be in a cauld blast, old skinflint stick-by-the-fire!Twos and Threes|G. B. Stern
Other Idioms and Phrases with stick by
Also, stick to. Remain loyal to, as in The brothers said they'd stick by one another, no matter what, or Phyllis promised to stick to Bert. This idiom derives from stick in the sense of “adhere.” [Early 1500s] Also see stand by, def. 4.
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