stick withphrasal verb
stuck with; sticking with; sticks with
Definition of stick with
1 : to continue using or doing (something) You need to find a job and stick with it. I'll stick with my usual brand.
2 : to not change (a decision, belief, etc.) The company is sticking with its decision to close the store.
3 : to force (someone) to deal with (something or someone unpleasant) Whenever we go out to eat, they always stick me with the bill. The teacher always sticks me with Tom. —often used as (be/get) stuck with I was stuck with washing dishes.I got stuck with Tom again.
4 : to stay close to (someone) in a race or competition The challenger stuck with the champion until the very last round.
5 : to stay near (someone) in order to gain knowledge, protection, etc. Stick with me, kid, and you'll learn something!
6 : to be remembered by someone for a very long time The lessons she learned from that experience stuck with her.
Love words? Need even more definitions?Merriam-Webster unabridged
Words at Play
Ask the Editors
- On Contractions of Multiple Words
- A Look at Uncommon Onomatopoeia
- Is Singular 'They' a Better Choice?