stick out for

stick out for
phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "stick out for":
present tense I/you/we/they stick out for he/she/it sticks out for present participle sticking out for past tense stuck out for past participle stuck out for informal
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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  • stick out for — ► stick out for refuse to accept less than. Main Entry: ↑stick …   English terms dictionary

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  • stick out for — PHRASAL VERB If you stick out for something, you keep demanding it and do not accept anything different or less. [V P P n] I stuck out for a handsome redundancy package …   English dictionary

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  • stick out for — refuse to accept less than. → the sticks …   English new terms dictionary

  • stick out —  1. Be prominent. Often stick out a mile Be very obvious.  2. stick out for Insist on.  3. stick one s neck out Take a risk. Invite criticism or trouble by being provocative, out spoken, etc …   A concise dictionary of English slang

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  • stick out — *bulge, jut, protuberate, protrude, project, overhang, beetle Analogous words: *extend, prolong, elongate, lengthen: *expand, swell, distend: obtrude (see INTRUDE) stiff adj Stiff, rigid, inflexible, tense, stark, wooden can mean so firm, hard,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • stand out for — • stand out for • stick out for to be firmly decided not to accept less than one wants, even if it means waiting for it (also to hold out for) …   Idioms and examples

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