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Phrasal Verbs

stand out

This page is about the phrasal verb stand out

Meaning

If somebody stands out, they are easy to see because there is something unusual about the way they look or the way they behave.

Synonym

stick out (informal)

For example

  • stand out One of my sons says he likes people to notice him, and his green hair certainly makes him stand out in a crowd.

  • stand out Most packaging is designed to stand out on the shelf and be easy to notice in a shop.

Quick Quiz

My cousin Mike stands out in a crowd of people because he is

a. very tall

b. very shy

c. very clever

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