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vb (preposition, mainly intr)
1. (also tr) to adhere or cause to adhere to
2. to continue constantly at
3. to remain faithful to
4. not to move or digress from: the speaker stuck closely to his subject.
5. stick to someone's fingers informal to be stolen by someone
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|Verb||1.||stick to - stick to firmly; "Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"|
bind - form a chemical bond with; "The hydrogen binds the oxygen"
cling, cohere, adhere, cleave, stick - come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation; "The dress clings to her body"; "The label stuck to the box"; "The sushi rice grains cohere"
attach - become attached; "The spider's thread attached to the window sill"
|2.||stick to - keep to; "Stick to your principles"; "stick to the diet"|
hang in, persevere, persist, hang on, hold on - be persistent, refuse to stop; "he persisted to call me every night"; "The child persisted and kept asking questions"
vi +prep obj
(= adhere to) → bleiben bei; (= remain faithful to) principles etc → treu bleiben (+dat); (= follow) rules, timetable, plan, policy, diet → sich halten an (+acc)
the photographers stuck to her wherever she went → die Fotografen hefteten sich ihr überall an die Fersen