To maintain that power, they have to stick to what unites them.
We smoked as much as Bogart, and I had a newfound appreciation for his line, “I stick my neck out for nobody.”
“I wrapped my son with one hand while driving a stick,” Gloria scoffs.
Gaspin stressed in his comments that NBC wanted to stick with Leno at 10 p.m. for a year but was facing a revolt from affiliates.
Instead, the posture was--oppose, and stick him with the blame.
I know you are right; I really will try, if you stick up for me.
My doctor says I must let it be for at least two months, and I mean to stick by him.
His father had taken out the stick from behind the looking-glass.
Thank you for the compliment, but I don't expect to stick to it all my life.
His sword is ready to his hand, and he often carries a revolver and a stick.
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.
Old English stician "to pierce, stab," also "to remain embedded, be fastened," from Proto-Germanic *stik- "pierce, prick, be sharp" (cf. Old Saxon stekan, Old Frisian steka, Dutch stecken, Old High German stehhan, German stechen "to stab, prick"), from PIE *steig- (cf. Latin in-stigare "to goad;" Greek stizein "to prick, puncture," stigma "mark made by a pointed instrument;" Old Persian tigra- "sharp, pointed;" Avestan tighri- "arrow;" Lithuanian stingu "to remain in place;" Russian stegati "to quilt").
Figurative sense of "to remain permanently in mind" is attested from c.1300. Transitive sense of "to fasten (something) in place" is attested from late 13c. Stick out "project" is recorded from 1560s. Slang stick around "remain" is from 1912; stick it as a rude bit of advice is first recorded 1922.
Drunk: He knew where the colonel lived from the time he'd taken him home stewed/ He came in stewed to the gills (entry form 1737+, variant 1922+)