stick out (2)

Meaning: to move part of your body out and away from the rest of your body

For example:

  • stick out sth Roosters usually stick out their chests and throw back their heads as they crow.

  • stick sth out If a Tibetan guy sticks his tongue out, he's greeting you in the traditional Tibetan way.

Nouns often used as objects with stick out (2): chest, arm, elbow, leg, foot, tongue, stomach, bottom

Quick Quiz:

The defender tripped the forward by sticking out

a. his tongue

b. his chest

c. his leg

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Contributor: Matt Errey