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  • v. To persist; to continue (to use, do, etc.)
  • v. Used other than as an idiom: see stick,‎ to.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. keep to
  • v. stick to firmly


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  • In fact, food companies have figured out the percentages of fat, salt, and sugar that make it devilishly difficult to stick to reasonable portions, explains Dr. David Kessler, former commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration FDA, in his book The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite.

    The Life You Want

  • She patted her blue-jeaned knee and the dog trotted back happily to her, wagging his tail as he presented her with the stick to be tossed again.

    Moon Dance

  • So its important to stick to your boundaries when you dateit might just ensure you find the man of your dreams.

    What Men Say, What Women Hear

  • A few years ago, researchers at Columbia University in New York City and the University of Konstanz in Germany conducted a joint study looking at what helps people stick to exercise.

    The Life You Want

  • You really cant go wrong if you stick to these foods and drinks, and remember: You gotta eat clean in order to have a rockin bodythat means no processed foods!


  • I used a stick to knock it away, but as I did so another set of thin legs pushed at the crack of the mailbox flap, and a second fiddleback squeezed its way out, then a third.

    The Killing Kind

  • After we had built our two-man lean-to of wood and jungle vines, Neil used a charred stick to write the name ‘Choco Hilton’ on it.

    First Man

  • This method of looking for your path is flawed, and many who stick to the course in life set by this method are unenthusiastic about their work, feeling disconnected and uninspired, and as a result never seem to bear fruit.

    Manifesting Michelangelo

  • TO BE SUCCESSFUL AT losing weight and maintaining that loss, you have to do more than simply count calories and stick to a regular workout schedule—this is a key theme that we keep coming back to throughout this book.

    The Life You Want

  • Instead of counting calories, I stick to foods I know have nutritional valuevegetables, fruits, and lean proteins.



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