stick around


stuck around; sticking around; sticks around

intransitive verb

: to stay or wait about : linger

Examples of stick around in a Sentence

we stuck around afterwards to help clean up
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Word History

First Known Use

1878, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stick around was in 1878

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“Stick around.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

Kids Definition

stick around

: to stay or wait about : linger

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