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stick one's neck out

Definition of stick one's neck out

  1. :  to do or say something one thinks is important even though it may have bad results <He's not afraid to stick his neck out to help people he thinks are being mistreated.>



Word by Word Definitions

stickplay
  1. : :  a woody piece or part of a tree or shrub: as

    :  a usually dry or dead severed shoot, twig, or slender branch

    :  a cut or broken branch or piece of wood gathered for fuel or construction material

  1. :  to hit or propel (as a hockey puck) with a stick

  1. :  to pierce with something pointed :  stab

    :  to kill by piercing

    :  to push or thrust so as or as if to pierce

  1. :  a thrust with a pointed instrument :  stab

    :  delay, stop

    :  impediment

neckplay
  1. :  the part of an animal that connects the head with the body

    :  the siphon of a bivalve mollusk (as a clam)

    :  the part of a garment that covers or is next to the neck

  1. :  to kiss and caress amorously

    :  to reduce in diameter

    :  to engage in amorous kissing and caressing

  1. :  in a direction away from the inside or center

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

  1. : used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

    :  one who is out of office or power or on the outside

    :  an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball


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