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  Definition of stand up
  1. defend against attack or criticism; "He stood up for his friend"; "She stuck up for the teacher who was accused of harassing the student"
  2. refuse to back down; remain solid under criticism or attack
  3. be standing; be upright; "We had to stand for the entire performance!"
  4. put into an upright position; "Can you stand the bookshelf up?"
  5. rise to one''s feet; "The audience got up and applauded"
  6. rise up as in fear; "The dog''s fur bristled"; "It was a sight to make one''s hair uprise!"
  7. resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.; "Her shoes won''t hold up"; "This theory won''t hold water"
Similar Words: stick up, stand, place upright, arise, rise, uprise, get up, bristle, hold up, hold water

 

See Also: arise, rise, uprise, get up

 

Hyponyms: ramp, stand back, line up, queue up, queue, take the floor

 

Grouped Verbs: stand, place upright

 

Entailments: arise, rise, uprise, get up

 

Derivational Morphology: stand, standee, stander, standing, stance, standard, rise, ascent, ascension, ascending, riser, bristle

 

Anagrams: dustpan

 

 
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