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 often used with itstuck 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 The physician said Kaiser has treated eight of the 11 cases seen so far across the region and said that one case in particular sticks out in his mind due to its severity. San Diego Union-Tribune, "More deaths associated with mysterious vaping illness; 11 cases reported in San Diego County," 6 Sep. 2019 In the corner of the room, authorities saw what appeared to be a human foot sticking out of a garbage can stuffed with bed linens. Emanuella Grinberg, CNN, "Sex worker faces drug-related charges in death of chef Andrea Zamperoni and two others," 27 Aug. 2019 How to make beer cheese at home In a Courier Journal crowdsource for suggestions on the best beer cheese in Louisville, one local woman stuck out. Savannah Eadens, The Courier-Journal, "Beer + cheese. Everything you've ever wanted to know about the Kentucky concoction," 26 Aug. 2019 Bilson wrote in the caption, Instagramming a photo of her, tongue sticking out, with Brody in an airport terminal. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Summer and Seth Forever! The O.C. Stars Just Had an Adorable Reunion," 14 Aug. 2019 Breaking down last tonight’s top moments Here are the moments and answers that still stick out in our minds. NBC News, "What to watch for at tonight's second debate," 27 June 2019 As Dorian closed in, more than a quarter-million residents and visitors were ordered to evacuate the Outer Banks, which stick out from the Eastern Seaboard like the sideview mirror on a car. Ben Finley, Anchorage Daily News, "Stranded North Carolinians take stock of Dorian’s damage as storm bands reach Nova Scotia," 7 Sep. 2019 Someone on the passenger side of the Charger stuck out a hand pointing a gun at the Corolla, police said. Washington Post, "Grief for D.C. homicide victim is compounded by fatal shootout after his funeral," 2 Sep. 2019 The nipple is the part that often sticks out of the breast (not always, though), and the areola is the circle around the nipple. Korin Miller, SELF, "Are Nipple Bumps Normal or Something to Worry About?," 20 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of stick out

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

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2 Nov 2019

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The first known use of stick out was circa 1640

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