stick out

verb
|Updated on: 10 Aug 2018

Definition of stick out

1 a : to jut out : project
b : to be prominent or conspicuous
2 : to be persistent (as in a demand or an opinion)
: 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

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First Known Use of stick out

circa 1640

in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1a

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