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"stick up" in British English

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stick up

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

stick-upnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈstɪk.ʌp/ us /ˈstɪk.ʌp/ old-fashioned informal

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"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 green shoots were sticking up out of the ground.

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