(intr, adverb) informal to remain loyal or friendly to one another
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Why are some letters tied together?
It is hard to remember that fonts originated in handwriting, but occasionally reminders, like ligatures, pop up. “Ligature” literally means to bind or tie up, so when two letters are tied together in script, it is called a ligature. Medieval scribes combined letters that shared some part, so they could write faster and conserve space on the page. For example, rather than write fi, they combined the tittle …
tie, marry, accompany, glue, linger, fix, stay, attach, remain, catch, hold, paste, consolidate, merge, join, strengthen, cooperate, coalesce, link, meet
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Remain united, as in It's important that we stick together on this issue. [Mid-1500s]
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