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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stick v. i.
 1. To adhere; as, glue sticks to the fingers; paste sticks to the wall.
    The green caterpillar breedeth in the inward parts of roses not blown, where the dew sticketh.   --Bacon.
 2. To remain where placed; to be fixed; to hold fast to any position so as to be moved with difficulty; to cling; to abide; to cleave; to be united closely.
    A friend that sticketh closer than a brother.   --Prov. xviii. 24.
    I am a kind of bur; I shall stick.   --Shak.
 If on your fame our sex a bolt has thrown,
 'T will ever stick through malice of your own.   --Young.
 3. To be prevented from going farther; to stop by reason of some obstacle; to be stayed.
 I had most need of blessing, and “Amen”
 Stuck in my throat.   --Shak.
 The trembling weapon passed
 Through nine bull hides, . . . and stuck within the last.   --Dryden.
 4. To be embarrassed or puzzled; to hesitate; to be deterred, as by scruples; to scruple; -- often with at.
    They will stick long at part of a demonstration for want of perceiving the connection of two ideas.   --Locke.
    Some stick not to say, that the parson and attorney forged a will.   --Arbuthnot.
 5. To cause difficulties, scruples, or hesitation.
    This is the difficulty that sticks with the most reasonable.   --Swift.
 To stick by. (a) To adhere closely to; to be firm in supporting. “We are your only friends; stick by us, and we will stick by you.” --Davenant. (b) To be troublesome by adhering. “I am satisfied to trifle away my time, rather than let it stick by me.” --Pope.
 To stick out. (a) To project; to be prominent. “His bones that were not seen stick out.” --Job xxxiii. 21. (b) To persevere in a purpose; to hold out; as, the garrison stuck out until relieved. [Colloq.]
 To stick to, to be persevering in holding to; as, to stick to a party or cause. “The advantage will be on our side if we stick to its essentials.” --Addison.
 To stick up, to stand erect; as, his hair sticks up.
 To stick up for, to assert and defend; as, to stick up for one's rights or for a friend. [Colloq.]
 To stick upon, to dwell upon; not to forsake. “If the matter be knotty, the mind must stop and buckle to it, and stick upon it with labor and thought.” --Locke.