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stand up

stand up - Dictionary definition and meaning for word stand up

Definition
(verb) rise to one's feet
Synonyms : arise , get up , rise , uprise
Example Sentence
  • The audience got up and applauded

Definition
(verb) refuse to back down; remain solid under criticism or attack
Definition
(verb) put into an upright position
Synonyms : place upright , stand
Example Sentence
  • Can you stand the bookshelf up?

Definition
(verb) be standing; be upright
Synonyms : stand
Example Sentence
  • We had to stand for the entire performance!

Definition
(verb) defend against attack or criticism
Synonyms : stick up
Example Sentence
  • He stood up for his friend
  • She stuck up for the teacher who was accused of harassing the student

Definition
(verb) resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.
Synonyms : hold up , hold water
Example Sentence
  • Her shoes won't hold up
  • This theory won't hold water

Definition
(verb) rise up as in fear
Synonyms : bristle , uprise
Example Sentence
  • The dog's fur bristled
  • It was a sight to make one's hair uprise!

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