English version

stick at something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstick at something phrasal verb British English1 CONTINUE/NOT STOPto continue doing something in a determined way in order to achieve something Revising with your friends may help you stick at it.2 stick at nothing informalDO something/TAKE ACTION to be willing to do anything, even if it is illegal, in order to achieve somethingstick at nothing to do something He will stick at nothing to make money. stick→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
stick at From 1981 to 1989, the minimum wage was stuck at $ 3. 35 an hour.He cleans the dip-stick under his armpit and tells us the car has more faults than he could shake a stick at.The National Statistics Centre could have provided him with more information than he could shake a stick at.They poke burning sticks at me.So Knapman, an indigent, is stuck at the hospital trying to figure a way out of the mess.Then, all of a sudden, the futility of getting stuck at the lumber mill, like Granddad, hit me.I was still stuck at the thought of a man pleading for this.Its accounts, however accurate at this level, remain stuck at this preliminary stage of scientific enquiry.stick at itIf going along to a group on a regular basis helps you to stick at it - do it.
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Verb table
stick
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theystick
he, she, itsticks
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theystuck
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave stuck
he, she, ithas stuck
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad stuck
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill stick
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have stuck
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam sticking
he, she, itis sticking
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you, we, theyare sticking
Past
I, he, she, itwas sticking
you, we, theywere sticking
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been sticking
he, she, ithas been sticking
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been sticking
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be sticking
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been sticking
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