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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STICK AROUND

Go to him (not too soon; wait a while) and just stick around.

“Still, dad lets you stick around the outfit,” he drawled meaningly.

Stick around, son, and sit in any time, and I'll learn you some pool.

The thing to do is to stick around and show folks that you're not a quitter.

It is your duty to stay here where you belong, and you can stick around and get used to it.

Im going to stick around until the all-out alarm is sounded.

I want you and Bill to stick around where I can get you at any time.

He seemed to want to stick around, but she chased him off after the first drink.

He's not too clever, but I'll stick around, maybe try some more roulette.

We've got to light out of this neighborhood for a while and stick around the ranch.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English sticca "rod, twig, spoon," from Proto-Germanic *stikkon- "pierce, prick" (cf. Old Norse stik, Old High German stehho, German Stecken "stick, staff"), from PIE *steig- "to stick; pointed" (see stick (v.)). Meaning "staff used in a game" is from 1670s (originally billiards); meaning "manual gearshift lever" first recorded 1914. Stick-ball is attested from 1824. Alliterative connection of sticks and stones is recorded from mid-15c.

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