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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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