English version

stick out

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstick out phrasal verb1 STICK OUTif something sticks out, you notice it because part of it comes out further than the rest of a surface The children were so thin their ribs stuck out. of/from/through etc Paul’s legs were sticking out from under the car.2 stick it outFINISH DOING something to continue doing something that is difficult, painful, or boring It wasn’t a happy period of his life, but he stuck it out.3 stick your neck out informalRISK to risk giving your opinion about something, even though you may be wrong or other people may disagree with you I’m going to stick my neck out with some predictions for the next two years.4 stick out to somebody/stick out in somebody’s mind to seem more important to someone than other people or things The thing that sticks out to me is that they need more help than they’re getting. stick/stand out a mile at mile(5), → stick out like a sore thumb at sore1(6) stick→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
stick outDan made a face and stuck his tongue out.The fridge door won't shut because there's something sticking out.He stuck out a hand. 'Hi, I'm Melvyn.'His large ears stuck out almost at right angles.He stuck his lower lip out and frowned.I stuck out my thumb and caught a ride to Tay Ninh.A neatly folded handkerchief was sticking out of his jacket pocket.A woman stuck her head out of the window and told us to come upstairs.A pair of skis stuck out through the car window.stick of/from/through etcIt pulled a long curved stick out of a holster.You are horrified to see a small foot sticking out from behind your rear tire.Under his arm he carried a large portfolio of drawings and she saw that he had pencils sticking out from his pocket.He looked down to see if his pajamas were sticking out of his trousers.You can spot them easily: a metal handle sticking out of the duct.Corbeling is where brick sticks out of the wall at the top of the building.Then he saw a pink foot sticking out from under a parked car.He grimaced and scratched his short, curly black hair where it stuck out from under his tartan cap.stick it outBut he does know something about sticking it out.I knew she had to come to me each time, it was just a case of sticking it out.She stuck it out for half an hour, feeling the thuds that Ben made vibrate through the car.I'm going to stick it out just to prove to him that I can do it.Oh well, I've stuck it out so far.I stuck it out the window, pointed it at the garage, and clicked it.I did not persuade or influence him; he intended all along to stick it out until the end.A few have stuck it out when it might have been better for all concerned if they had resigned.She said she'd stuck it out with my father all these years, just for my sake.stick your neck outAnd many economists are reluctant to stick their necks out.It was a place for people who wanted to stick their necks out.He'd stuck his neck out all right, but not as much as he'd led Holman to believe.I want to stick my neck out and help her.Look, I'll stick my neck out and say it'll be finished by tomorrow evening.So I have decided to stick my neck out and to make some predictions for the next 30 years.Let Bixby stick his neck out for once, he thought as he stared wearily at his folded hands.You don't have to stick your neck out in meetings.She listened to his ideas, had even stuck her neck out to champion some of his more radical plans.The evidence is good, but I won't stick my neck out until all the data is in.
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Verb table
stick
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theystick
he, she, itsticks
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theystuck
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave stuck
he, she, ithas stuck
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad stuck
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill stick
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have stuck
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam sticking
he, she, itis sticking
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you, we, theyare sticking
Past
I, he, she, itwas sticking
you, we, theywere sticking
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been sticking
he, she, ithas been sticking
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been sticking
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be sticking
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been sticking
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