stick by - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive] informal
present tense
I/you/we/theystick by
he/she/itsticks by
present participlesticking by
past tensestuck by
past participlestuck by
  1. 1
    stick by someone to continue to support someone who is in a difficult situation
  2. 2
    stick by something to do something that you promised or decided that you would do

    The head teacher is sticking by his decision to retire next year.

See also main entry: stick