stand out
intransitive verb Date: 14th century 1. a. to appear as if in relief ; project b. to be prominent or conspicuous <
stands out from the crowd
>
2. to steer away from shore 3. to be stubborn in resolution or resistance

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  • stand-out — or stand|out «STAND OWT», noun, adjective. U.S. –n. 1. a person or thing that is outstanding of its kind, especially in excellence: »Kudos…to the hostess who is ever on the lookout for goodies to make the cookout a stand out (New Yorker). 2.… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • stand out — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms stand out : present tense I/you/we/they stand out he/she/it stands out present participle standing out past tense stood out past participle stood out 1) to be easy to see or notice because of being different …   English dictionary

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  • stand out — Syn: be noticeable, be visible, be obvious, be conspicuous, stick out, attract attention, catch the eye, leap out; informal stick/stand out a mile, stick/stand out like a sore thumb …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • stand-out — /ˈstænd aʊt/ (say stand owt) Colloquial –noun 1. a person in a team, competition, etc., who impresses as having abilities greater than all the others. –adjective 2. outstanding; obvious: a stand out choice. 3. brilliant, excellent: a stand out… …   Australian English dictionary

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