stick together

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

  1. (intransitive, of two or objects) To physically combine by adhesion.
    • 2002, Sargeant, Georgia; Fago, Celie; McRee, Livia, Polymer Clay[1], →ISBN, page 33:
      It can be tricky to get the edges stuck together neatly. Alternatively, you can pinch them upward like a ruffled pie crust edge. When all the edges are stuck together, poke the straw into the little hole in the top where the points meet, and blow so the box inflates.
  2. (idiomatic, intransitive) To unite, to combine.
    • 2015 June 18, Yong, Ed, “Baboon-Trackers Herald New Age of Animal Behaviour Research”, in National Geographic[2]:
      They need to stick together so they don’t get eaten, but different animals might want to head in different directions at any one time.
    • 2016, “Stick Together”, in Forgetting This, performed by Elijah N:
      You and I till the end, don't need to pretend / Again and again, we'll stick together / Everything is alright, with you by my side / We won't say goodbye, we'll stick together

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