EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STICK OUT

"If only he'd stick out there in the brush where he belongs, I'd let him stay," she explained.

Who'd have supposed the men were going to stick out like this—nobody suggested that.

It's impolite to stick out your tongue at them the way you do!

I can feel already the pine-needles beginning to stick out all over me.

Then something prompted me to take the stick out from the safe.

Why does it stick out like that at the waist, just where it ought to go in?

I'll put her on a wide orbit and I'll stick out every alarm on board.

She was dry so far, and her blue bathing-dress could stick out.

If this is done, the corners will not stick out when the cloth is finished.

How's a woman going to be proud and stick out about things when she loves a man?

WORD ORIGIN

Old English sticca "rod, twig, spoon," from Proto-Germanic *stikkon- "pierce, prick" (cf. Old Norse stik, Old High German stehho, German Stecken "stick, staff"), from PIE *steig- "to stick; pointed" (see stick (v.)). Meaning "staff used in a game" is from 1670s (originally billiards); meaning "manual gearshift lever" first recorded 1914. Stick-ball is attested from 1824. Alliterative connection of sticks and stones is recorded from mid-15c.

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