Definition of make (something) stick
- He repeated the information several times to make it stick (in their minds).
- You can charge him with fraud, but you'll need more evidence if you want to make the charge stick when it comes to a trial.
: behave, act
: to begin or seem to begin (an action)
: to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone
: the manner or style in which a thing is constructed
: the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person
: some indeterminate or unspecified thing
: some indeterminate amount more than a specified number
: a person or thing of consequence
: in some degree : somewhat
used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective
: a woody piece or part of a tree or shrub: such as
: a usually dry or dead severed shoot, twig, or slender branch
: a cut or broken branch or piece of wood gathered for fuel or construction material
: to hit or propel (something, such as a hockey puck) with a stick
: to pierce with something pointed : stab
: to kill by piercing
: to push or thrust so as or as if to pierce
: a thrust with a pointed instrument : stab
: delay, stop
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