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verb (preposition, mainly intr)

(also tr) to adhere or cause to adhere to
to continue constantly at
to remain faithful to
not to move or digress fromthe speaker stuck closely to his subject
stick to someone's fingers informal to be stolen by someone

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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
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Idioms and Phrases with stick to

stick to

1

Remain loyal; see stick by.

2

Persist in or continue applying oneself to, as in I'm sticking to my opinion that he's basically honest, or The music teacher told John to stick to the clarinet, at least until the end of the year. [First half of 1500s] Also see stick to one's guns; stick to one's last.

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