stick up Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"stick up" in British English

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stick up

phrasal verb with stick uk   us   /stɪk/ verb (stuck, stuck)
to ​point up above the ​surface of something and not ​lieflat: When I get up in the ​morning, my ​hair is always ​sticking up. There were some ​largerockssticking up out of the ​water.

stick-upnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈstɪk.ʌp/ old-fashioned informal
the ​act of ​threatening someone with a ​gun in ​order to ​steal from them: Two men ​ran into the ​bank, ​shouting "This is a stick-up!"
(Definition of stick up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"stick up" in American English

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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 ​greenshoots were sticking up out of the ​ground.
(Definition of stick up from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “stick up”
in Arabic يَقِف…
in Korean 불쑥 튀어나오다…
in Portuguese sobressair-se, ficar arrepiado…
in Catalan estar de punta…
in Japanese 上に突き出る, 逆立つ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 竖起, 向上伸出…
in Turkish dimdik durmak…
in Russian торчать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 豎起, 向上伸出…
in Italian essere ritto/rizzato/sporgente…
in Polish sterczeć, odstawać…
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