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stand out

(against someone or something) to be prominent or conspicuous against a background of someone or something. Your red coat really stands out against all those dull brown ones. With that deep tan, you really stand out against the others.
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stand out

(from someone or something) to be prominent when compared to someone or something. As a programmer, she stands out from all the others. This entry stands out from all the rest in this show.
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stand out (from something)

to protrude from something. One very straight branch in particular stood out from the tree and looked suitable for a post. The branch stood out and made a perfect place to hang my shirt while I worked.
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stand out

to be easily seen or noticed His bright red hair helps him stand out at comedy clubs. It simply stands out as an excellent school among many very good schools.
Related vocabulary: stick out
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stand out

1. Protrude, project, as in Those reliefs stand out from the building walls. [First half of 1500s]
2. Be conspicuous, distinctive, or prominent, as in He's so tall that he always stands out in a crowd. [Mid-1800s]
3. Refuse to comply, remain opposed, as in The one juror is standing out against a guilty verdict. [Late 1500s]
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stand out

v.
1. To be obvious, conspicuous, or prominent: The moon stands out among the stars. The champion athletes stand out among their peers.
2. To protrude; project: The gargoyle stands out from the side of the building.
3. To maintain a course away from shore. Used of a ship or other vessel: The ship stood out to sea.
4. stand out against To refuse compliance with or maintain opposition to someone or something: They are standing out against the verdict.
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The AC/DC type riff of Runnin' Out and the grind of My Kinda Girl are stand outs.
Sail Away and Mr Everything are the stand outs but in some way they are eclipsed by the support.
Stand outs include the opening cut "Boogie Woogie", the ever mournful "Velcro Blues" and my personal favorite, the instrumental free-for-all, "Pluck It Up".
Among the stand outs are Leni's Orthodox Jewish brother David, who has taped down all of the light switches and has pre-torn toilet paper to prevent the family from accidentally working on the Sabbath,
Jindalee wines are stand outs in a crowded (Australian) wine marketplace with, not only a colorful new, easy to open package and a fruit-driven style from estate grown fruit, but also with an approachable manner so sought after by consumers of this category" continued Francine.
There were not too many stand outs today and not many players punching the air with their performances.
The Scottish champion has warned team Frampton to forget about ruling the world for now, as he predicts his superior experience will help him end the former Irish amateur stand outs Commonwealth reign.