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stick out

verb

Definition of stick out

  • intransitive verb
    1. 1a :  to jut out :  projectb :  to be prominent or conspicuous

    2. 2 :  to be persistent (as in a demand or an opinion)

    3. transitive verb
    4. :  endure, last —often used with it <stuck it out to the end>



    Examples of stick out in a sentence

    1. <no feet sticking out in the aisles, please>

    2. <managed to stick out the whole race despite her bad knee>



    1567

    First Known Use of stick out

    1567



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