stick by

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stick by (third-person singular simple present sticks by, present participle sticking by, simple past and past participle stuck by)

  1. (idiomatic) to follow or adhere to somebody or something, to remain loyal and unswerving in one's attitude towards somebody or something
    • 2008, Walking with the Word: Daily Ventures Into 15 Books of the Bible, by Larry Schats, page 12:
      To be loyal means to stick by someone and to prove yourself dependable and reliable. This is what Caleb does, and for that he is rewarded, despite his age of eighty-five.