stick out

stuck out; sticking out; sticks out

Definition of stick out

intransitive verb

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

transitive verb

: endure, last entry 1 often used with it stuck it out to the end

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Examples of stick out in a Sentence

no feet sticking out in the aisles, please managed to stick out the whole race despite her bad knee
Recent Examples on the Web But two things, although not totally clear, stick out, redwoods among the dandelions. Nick Canepa Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Tatis deal another sign the Padres have moved to the adults table," 20 Feb. 2021 The North Main closure involves abandoning aerial space over North Main where a parking garage would stick out, and part of the right of way on Soledad would be closed to even out the property line, according to council materials. Madison Iszler,, "San Antonio historic panel approves designs for Weston Urban’s 32-story downtown tower," 16 Dec. 2020 But those reviews are of a different reality, when this part of town actually did stick out like a tumor. Peter Hartlaub,, "In defense of Pier 39. May it rise after the pandemic kitschier than ever," 12 Jan. 2021 Soft-cloth carwashes can damage items that stick out from the car, like loose trim or side mirrors, for example. Sebastian Blanco, Car and Driver, "A Trip to the Automatic Carwash Can Be Tricky in Newer Vehicles," 26 Dec. 2020 These stick out through the other hairs, and are the most visible part of the coat. Tim Macwelch, Outdoor Life, "The Ultimate Guide to Tanning Wild Game Pelts and Hides," 24 Dec. 2020 Still, his loss to a more senior member may stick out to some who have called on Democrats to give more to younger members of the party. Benjamin Wermund,, "Rep. Joaquin Castro loses bid for key leadership post in the House Foreign Affairs Committee," 3 Dec. 2020 The fletchings of three arrows stick out from his makeshift quiver, which also holds water, electrolyte tablets, and his antelope tag. Christine Peterson, Outdoor Life, "This Ultra-Runner Is on a Quest to Persistence-Hunt a Pronghorn," 23 Nov. 2020 If cupboard or cabinet space is limited in your kitchen, look for a skillet with integrated or removable handles and a smaller thermoregulating dial that doesn’t stick out clumsily. Field & Stream, "Three Things to Consider When Choosing an Electric Frying Pan," 20 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of stick out

circa 1640, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1a

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The first known use of stick out was circa 1640

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1 Mar 2021

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“Stick out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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