stick to

phrasal verb

stuck to; sticking to; sticks to
: to continue doing or using (something) especially when it is difficult to do so
She stuck to her story about the money already being missing when she got there.
Please stick to the script/subject/rules.
Stick to the marked trails.
If you want to succeed, you've got to stick to it and not give up.
: to not change (a decision, belief, etc.)
I intend to stick to my promise/word.
She's sticking to her decision to retire.

Examples of stick to in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Corrupt mayor Franklyn Cicero (Giancarlo Esposito) challenges Cesar and wants to stick to the status quo, but his daughter Julia (Nathalie Emmanuel) comes between the two men. Ellise Shafer, Variety, 16 May 2024 Visual concealment — usually achieved with a camouflage pattern and by sticking to shadowy kelp for cover — is just one thing spearfishermen have to keep in mind when chasing white seabass. Natalie Krebs, Outdoor Life, 16 May 2024 Tannins, in turn, seep into the pores of your teeth causing color compounds to stick to them. India Espy-Jones, Essence, 15 May 2024 But in his older age and after an ankle surgery two years ago, Wheeler now sticks to shorter races. J.m. Banks, Kansas City Star, 10 May 2024 Whatley said the right message is encouraging voters to make a plan to vote and stick to it, whether that’s early voting, absentee voting or going to the polls on Election Day. Hope Karnopp, Journal Sentinel, 10 May 2024 At tribal council, Charlie stuck to his original alliance, helping Maria, Q and Ben to vote Venus out in another blindside. Brian Anthony Hernandez, Peoplemag, 9 May 2024 Meanwhile, her 34-year-old equestrian boyfriend managed to coordinate with Hadid while sticking to his roots by pairing a silky black button up with blue jeans, a Western-style belt with a large belt buckle, snakeskin boots, and topping everything off with a black cowboy hat. Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, 4 May 2024 As the major cloud providers are also in the business of offering AI products to enterprises like Morningstar, a key decision that’s emerged is whether companies should stick to their cloud providers when creating their AI ecosystems, or perhaps work with another partner—or even multiple partners. John Kell, Fortune, 2 May 2024

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“Stick to.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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