stick with


stick with
{v.}, {informal} 1. or[stay with] To continue doing; not quit. * /Fred stayed with his homework until it was done./ * /Practicing is tiresome, but stick with it and some day you will be a good pianist./ Compare: STICK TO. 2. To stay with; not leave. * /Stick with me until we get out of the crowd./ * /For two months Bill's boss could not pay his salary, but Bill stuck with him because he thought the company would soon succeed./ 3. To sell (someone) something poor or worthless; cheat. * /Father said that the man in the store tried to stick him with a bad TV set./ 4. To leave (someone) with (something unpleasant); force to do or keep something because others cannot or will not. - Usually used in the passive. * /When Harry and I went to the store to buy ice cream cones, Harry ran out with his cone without paying and I was stuck with paying for it./ * /Mary didn't wash the dishes before she left so I'm stuck with it./ * /Mr. Jones bought a house that is too big and expensive, but now he's stuck with it./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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