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To stick by

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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stick \Stick\, v. i.
     1. To adhere; as, glue sticks to the fingers; paste sticks to
        the wall.
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              The green caterpillar breedeth in the inward parts
              of roses not blown, where the dew sticketh. --Bacon.
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     2. To remain where placed; to be fixed; to hold fast to any
        position so as to be moved with difficulty; to cling; to
        abide; to cleave; to be united closely.
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              A friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
                                                    --Prov. xviii.
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              I am a kind of bur; I shall stick.    --Shak.
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              If on your fame our sex a bolt has thrown,
              'T will ever stick through malice of your own.
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     3. To be prevented from going farther; to stop by reason of
        some obstacle; to be stayed.
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              I had most need of blessing, and "Amen"
              Stuck in my throat.                   --Shak.
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              The trembling weapon passed
              Through nine bull hides, . . . and stuck within the
              last.                                 --Dryden.
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     4. To be embarrassed or puzzled; to hesitate; to be deterred,
        as by scruples; to scruple; -- often with at.
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              They will stick long at part of a demonstration for
              want of perceiving the connection of two ideas.
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              Some stick not to say, that the parson and attorney
              forged a will.                        --Arbuthnot.
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     5. To cause difficulties, scruples, or hesitation.
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              This is the difficulty that sticks with the most
              reasonable.                           --Swift.
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     To stick by.
        (a) To adhere closely to; to be firm in supporting. "We
            are your only friends; stick by us, and we will stick
            by you." --Davenant.
        (b) To be troublesome by adhering. "I am satisfied to
            trifle away my time, rather than let it stick by me."
     To stick out.
        (a) To project; to be prominent. "His bones that were not
            seen stick out." --Job xxxiii. 21.
        (b) To persevere in a purpose; to hold out; as, the
            garrison stuck out until relieved. [Colloq.]
     To stick to, to be persevering in holding to; as, to stick
        to a party or cause. "The advantage will be on our side if
        we stick to its essentials." --Addison.
     To stick up, to stand erect; as, his hair sticks up.
     To stick up for, to assert and defend; as, to stick up for
        one's rights or for a friend. [Colloq.]
     To stick upon, to dwell upon; not to forsake. "If the
        matter be knotty, the mind must stop and buckle to it, and
        stick upon it with labor and thought." --Locke.
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