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stick up

(past tense and past participle stuck)
phrasal verb with stick  us   /stɪk/ verb (past tense and past participle stuck  /stʌk/ )
to reach above the surface of something: A few green shoots were sticking up out of the ground.
Translations of “stick up”
in Korean 불쑥 튀어나오다…
in Arabic يَقِف…
in Portuguese sobressair-se, ficar arrepiado…
in Catalan estar de punta…
in Japanese 上に突き出る, 逆立つ…
in Italian essere ritto/rizzato/sporgente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 豎起, 向上伸出…
in Russian торчать…
in Turkish dimdik durmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 竖起, 向上伸出…
in Polish sterczeć, odstawać…
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