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English definition of “stand out”

stand out

(past tense and past participle stood) phrasal verb with stand    /stænd/ verb (past tense and past participle stood  /stʊd/)
to be easily seen or noticed: The black lettering really stands out against that background. The applicant we hired was so well qualified, she stood out from all the rest.
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