Definitions for stand up

Definitions for (verb) stand up

Main entry: stick up, stand up

Definition: defend against attack or criticism

Usage: He stood up for his friend; She stuck up for the teacher who was accused of harassing the student

Main entry: stand up

Definition: refuse to back down; remain solid under criticism or attack

Main entry: stand, stand up

Definition: be standing; be upright

Usage: We had to stand for the entire performance!

Main entry: stand, stand up, place upright

Definition: put into an upright position

Usage: Can you stand the bookshelf up?

Main entry: rise, arise, stand up, get up, uprise

Definition: rise to one's feet

Usage: The audience got up and applauded

Main entry: uprise, bristle, stand up

Definition: rise up as in fear

Usage: The dog's fur bristled; It was a sight to make one's hair uprise!

Main entry: stand up, hold up, hold water

Definition: resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.

Usage: Her shoes won't hold up; This theory won't hold water

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