Phrasal Verbs with 'Stick'
Stay in a place for some time
Example:He's late, but I'll STICK AROUND for another few minutes before I leave.
Continue doing something despite difficulties
Example:She found the course very tough but she STUCK AT it and did well in the end.
Support someone when they are having difficulties
Example:No one STUCK BY him when the scandal became public.
Support a plan, opinion or decision
Example:They are STICKING BY their claims.
Write something quickly or without thinking about it
Example:I couldn't answer the test so I just STUCK anything DOWN that I could remember.
Join surfaces with glue
Example:I STUCK the label DOWN.
Example:She STUCK IT TO me for turning up half an hour late.
Treat someone badly or unfairly
Example:My boss always STICKS IT TO me when she's in a bad mood.
Be easily noticed
Example:He's so much better than the others that he STICKS OUT.
Extend part of your body
Example:He STUCK his tongue OUT at me.
Continue doing something difficult or unpleasant
Example:I STUCK it OUT even though I hated every minute of it.
Demand a salary raise
Example:We're STICKING OUT FOR a 5% increase.
Example:The Prime Minister decided to STICK TO the original plan despite the criticism in the media.
Restrict or limit and not change
Example:I STUCK TO the path and didn't take the shortcut.
Support each other
Example:If we don't STICK TOGETHER, things will be much worse for all of us- we need some unity.
Stand on end
Example:The static electricity made my hair STICK UP.
Rob using weapons
Example:They STUCK the bank UP and stole tens of thousands.
Support or defend
Example:You have to STICK UP FOR yourself here, because no one will back you.
Not change something
Example:We'd better STICK WITH our original idea.
Stay near someone
Example:He told the children to STICK WITH him in the station.
Not be forgotten
Example:The details have STUCK WITH me ever since.
Continue with something difficult or unpleasant
Example:I STUCK WITH the job though I found it very stressful.