Meaning of “stick to sth” in the English Dictionary

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"stick to sth" in British English

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stick to sth

phrasal verb with stick uk /stɪk/ us /stɪk/ verb stuck, stuck

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.

More examples

  • I think I'll stick to my first plan.
  • I'd better stick to the rules.
  • I find it very hard to stick to a diet.
  • We've made the agreement so we have to stick to it.
  • He tends to stick to the same old recipes.

(Definition of “stick to sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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