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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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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.
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