stick around

Meaning(s)

1. remain in a location (for longer than intended)

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High

Professional

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Social

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he/she decided to stick around for a while

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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.

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  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.

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  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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