make (something) stick

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Definition of make (something) stick

: to make it difficult or impossible to move (something) from a place or position often used figurativelyHe 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.

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“Make (something) stick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/make%20%28something%29%20stick. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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