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"stick out" in British English

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stick out

phrasal verb with stick uk   us   /stɪk/ verb (stuck, stuck)
B2 to go past the ​surface or ​edge of something: Paul's ​earsstick out a little. There was a ​handkerchiefsticking out of his ​jacketpocket. informal to be very ​easy to ​notice: She ​certainlysticks 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 ​yourhairorange and you’ll really stick out in a ​smalltown like this. My ​colorfulclothes stuck out like a ​sorethumb.
(Definition of stick out from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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