can't stick

British very informal
to hate someone or something

I really can't stick her brother.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • stick — stick1 W3S3 [stık] v past tense and past participle stuck [stʌk] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(attach)¦ 2¦(push in)¦ 3¦(put)¦ 4¦(move part of body)¦ 5¦(difficult to move)¦ 6 stick in somebody s mind 7 make something stick 8¦(name)¦ 9 somebody c …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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