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English definition of “stick up”

stick up

phrasal verb with stick     /stɪk/ verb (past tense and past participle stuck)
to point up above a surface and not lie flat: I can't go out with my hair sticking up like this.Protruding and sticking out
(Definition of stick up from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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