stick by something

stick by something
ˈstick by sth derived
no passive to do what you promised or planned to do

They stuck by their decision.

Main entry:stickderived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • stick — [stik] n. [ME stikke < OE sticca, akin to Du stek, ON stik < IE base * steig , a point > STAKE, Frank * stakka, Gr stigma, L instigare, INSTIGATE] 1. a long, usually slender piece of wood; specif., a) a twig or small branch broken off or …   English World dictionary

  • stick to — (something) to follow or continue with something without changing it. Would you stick to the point, please? It s going to be hard to stick to the schedule with this much work …   New idioms dictionary

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