Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

stick around

stick around
Meaning(s)
1) remain in a location (for longer than intended)
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
    • he/she decided to stick around for a while
  • Analysis
    Stick around' is an informal phrasal verb that means to stay or remain somewhere for a length of time. "Would you like to stick around for dinner this evening?" This is an expression you are more likely to hear in a social context.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. When Noel arrived in London and a job opportunity arose, he decided to stick around for a while.
    2. I was planning to go home, but now that she's here, I think I'll stick around and talk to her.
    3. The cat had been coming to our back door every night, and because we fed it, it just stuck around.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. If you'd like to stick around I'd be happy to show you around the factory floor.
    2. I'm afraid I will have to leave the meeting early I have a lot to do today and I can't stick around for long.
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