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stick to sth

verb uk phrasal verb with stick   /stɪk/ (stuck, stuck) us  
B2 to limit yourself to doing or using one particular thing and not change to anything else: Could you stick to the point, please? We'd better stick to the main road, because the other roads are blocked with snow. If you stick to a law, rule, or promise, you obey it or do what it states: If you make a promise, you should stick to it. US ( UK stick at sth) to continue trying hard to do something difficult: You'll never learn to play the piano if you're not prepared to stick to it.
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