Meaning of “stick out” in the English Dictionary

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"stick out" in British English

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stick out

phrasal verb with stick uk /stɪk/ us /stɪk/ verb stuck, stuck

B2 to go past the surface or edge of something:

Paul's ears stick out a little.
There was a handkerchief sticking out of his jacket pocket.

informal to be very easy to notice:

She certainly sticks out in a crowd.

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(Definition of “stick out” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"stick out" in American English

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stick out

phrasal verb with stick us /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.

(Definition of “stick out” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)