stick out


  • The rear end of a rabbit sticks out of a rolled-up map
    The rear end of a rabbit sticks out of a rolled-up map
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v stick out put up with something or somebody unpleasant "I cannot bear his constant criticism","The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks","he learned to tolerate the heat","She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage"
    • v stick out be highly noticeable
    • v stick out extend out or project in space "His sharp nose jutted out","A single rock sticks out from the cliff"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out
    • Stick out to be prominent, project
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  • Jesse Jackson
    “Hold your head high, stick your chest out. You can make it. It gets dark sometimes, but morning comes. Keep hope alive.”
  • Brian Hays
    Brian Hays
    “If you've got the guts to stick it out... you're going to make it.”
  • James B. Conant
    James B. Conant
    “Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.”
  • Lou Gerstner
    Lou Gerstner
    “Watch the turtle. He only moves forward by sticking his neck out.”
  • Arthur Koestler
    “If the creator had a purpose in equipping us with a neck, he surely meant us to stick it out.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “A turtle makes progress when it sticks its neck out”


Out in the sticks - (UK) If someone lives out in the sticks, they live out in the country, a long way from any metropolitan area.
Stick out like a sore thumb - If something sticks or stands out like a sore thumb, it is clearly and obviously different from the things that are around it.
Stick your neck out - If you stick you neck out, you take a risk because you believe in something.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. stecan (assumed); Ger. stechen, Dut. steken; also A.S. stician, Ger. stecken, to set, stick fast.


In literature:

If you could see how you look, with your cheeks sticking out, you'd be more careful.
"The Tale of Jimmy Rabbit" by Arthur Scott Bailey
It sticks out like the West Front just before the armistice.
"Roy Blakeley's Bee-line Hike" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
If this is done, the corners will not stick out when the cloth is finished.
"Elements of Plumbing" by Samuel Dibble
The paper is stiff, and sticks out splendid, and makes the dress look well.
"Peck's Sunshine Being a Collection of Articles Written for Peck's Sun, Milwaukee, Wis. - 1882" by George W. Peck
Eric leaned over and picked up a little stick out of the grass.
"A Collection of Stories, Reviews and Essays" by Willa Cather
Stonor was aware likewise of the knife sticking out of the top of her moccasin.
"The Woman from Outside" by Hulbert Footner
Oh, and I mind now the tag at the back for hanging it up was broken and sticking out.
"Simon" by J. Storer Clouston
He drew the cane out of the sand, thrusting the stick down in its stead.
"Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates" by Howard I. Pyle
Thar's suthing sticking out of the waves like a broken mast.
"Killykinick" by Mary T. Waggaman
The baking-oven sticks out of the wall like a little fat body.
"What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen

In poetry:

To-night across the down,
Whistling and jolly,
I sauntered out from town
With my stick of holly.
"Dicky" by Robert Graves
For, just because he had not died,
Nor been discharged nor sick,
They dragged it out with My Mother's Son
Longer than he could stick….
"The Mother's Son" by Rudyard Kipling
Oh, let's go out to the county fair
And breathe the balmy country air,
And whittle a stick and look at the hosses,
Discuss the farmer's profit and losses.
"The County Fair" by Edwin Carty Ranck
"Three 'undred thousand snobs
Came out to stop the vay,
Vith sticks vith iron knobs,
Or else we'd gained the day.
The harmy quite kept out of sight,
And so ve vent avay.
"The Three Christmas Waits" by William Makepeace Thackeray
The stillness pelts the eye, assaults the hair;
A beech sticks out a branch to warn the stars,
A lightening-bug jerks angles in the air,
Diving. "I am the captain of new wars!"
"Idiot" by Allen Tate
'E give me such a narsty look
I thought 'e meant to answer crook;
But, "I ain't out for jokes," sez 'e
"Yeh needn't sling that stuff to me.
I only was jist thinkin' -- p'r'aps...
There's some," 'e sez, "that sticks to chaps.
"Jim's Girl" by C J Dennis

In news:

I think that it is amazing that there are woman out there that are sticking with the old school FACT that Breastfeeding is extremely good for your child.
Swimmers were barred from the waters of a Maine beach for about 30 minutes this week when someone saw what they thought were shark fins sticking out of the surf.
Parents, children and former students were out at Peppermint Stick preschool Friday showing their love and support for the school and its owner, Dermot Newman.
Ferrin noticed a piece of carpet sticking out of an access panel in the ceiling of his garage.
Human bones found sticking out of an eroding Columbia River riverbank at Richland were more than 300 years old and have been turned over to tribal authorities.
This huge thing on Park Avenue sticks out just a bit.
The fact that it has become unoccupied and run-down makes it stick out.
Go On, Stick Out Your Tongue.
See how to roll out pie dough so it doesn't stick, and learn our easy technique for getting it in the pie pan.
I was in a unsafe place sticking out into the road.
He had grown bored of hanging out with friends, playing X-Box, and eating beef sticks.
Others say they will stick it out.
She sticks out for reasons she doesn't really understand.
She sticks out not because she's pretty, or because she's a sports fan .
When you squat , make sure your butt is sticking out toward the back wall.

In science:

One may not be happy with such a high value of MGU T , maybe too close to MP l . A possible way-out is to add another 24H and stick to the fine-tuned doublet-triplet splitting.
Proton decay, supersymmetry breaking and its mediation
Out of the 7 tethers characterized all showed sticking events, but these corresponded to less than 1 % of the time.
Concentration and Length Dependence of DNA Looping in Transcriptional Regulation
The kinematics of the MS (lM > 0◦ ) in the pure tidal model (top panel) exhibit a strong agreement with the data, except for a single tenuous strand which sticks out horizontally from the main body of the MS.
The Effect of Drag from the Galactic Hot Halo on the Magellanic Stream and Leading Arm
In each triangle of Example 2.14 below we take an initial subsequence of each row, and if no such subsequence sticks out further to the right than the one above it, the total sequence formed by concatenation represents an initial sequence in a suitable linear extension of the partial order.
Relations between the minors of a generic matrix
As we have seen above, the exchangeable probability functions of Section 3 are the marginal distributions of the partitions or feature allocations generated according to stick-length models with the stick lengths integrated out.
Clusters and features from combinatorial stochastic processes