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phrasal verb [transitive] informal
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theystick out for
he/she/itsticks out for
present participlesticking out for
past tensestuck out for
past participlestuck out for
  1. stick out for something to be determined to get what you want or need, and not be willing to accept anything less

    The workers are sticking out for a 6% pay rise.

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