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English definition of “stick out”

stick out

phrasal verb with stick    /stɪk/ verb (past tense and past participle stuck  /stʌk/)
to be very noticeable because of being different: Dye your hair orange and you’ll really stick out in a small town like this. My colorful clothes stuck out like a sore thumb.
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