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English definition of “stick by someone/something”

stick by someone/something

verb phrasal verb with stick  /stɪk/ (past tense and past participle stuck  /stʌk/) us  
to continue to support someone, or to not change your mind about something: He stuck by his earlier statements and never changed his story.
(Definition of stick by someone/something from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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