stand out


stand out
1) PHRASAL VERB If something stands out, it is very noticeable.

[V P] Every tree, wall and fence stood out against dazzling white fields...

[V P] Grammatical errors are always obvious to me, spelling mistakes stand out.

2) PHRASAL VERB If something stands out, it is much better or much more important than other things of the same kind.

[V P from n] He played the violin, and he stood out from all the other musicians...

[V P] Many people were involved in this conspiracy, but three stand out.

3) PHRASAL VERB If something stands out from a surface, it rises up from it.

[V P] His tendons stood out like rope beneath his skin...

[V P] Her hair stood out in spikes.

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