Definition of stick out in US English:

stick out

phrasal verb

  • Be extremely noticeable.

    ‘many important things had happened to him, but one stuck out’
    • ‘Despite all that has happened in the past 10 years, it is this last feature of the period that sticks out most clearly.’
    • ‘With so many trips to Jamaica under your belt, there must be one story that sticks out in your mind as particularly memorable.’
    • ‘If anything sticks out it's just the passion with which people are bringing their ideas forward.’
    • ‘After a long and distinguished career, one event sticks out in his memory as the only time he was afraid while at work.’
    • ‘I got her latest record and that song really stuck out to me - it sounded like an old folk song.’
    • ‘There are too many areas at risk to list here, but there are two that stuck out to me.’
    • ‘She sticks out in my mind because my mother used to have me run errands for her since she was our neighbor.’
    • ‘He added that the incident still stuck out firmly in his mind and that nothing he had been involved in since could get close to it.’
    • ‘The song stuck out amongst all the racket on TV, the big noisy box in the corner.’
    • ‘The car driver said the date sticks out in his mind for a particular, personal reason which he did wish to disclose, as it would identify him.’
    stand out, be noticeable, be conspicuous, be obvious, catch the eye, be obtrusive
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