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stand tall

Definition of stand tall

  1. :  to stand with the body very straight —often used figuratively in U.S. English <We can stand tall and take pride in what we've accomplished.> <Despite the criticism, he has continued to stand tall.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to support oneself on the feet in an erect position

    :  to be a specified height when fully erect

    :  to rise to an erect position

  1. :  a halt for defense or resistance

    :  an often defensive effort of some duration or degree of success

    :  a stop made to give a performance

  1. :  brave, courageous

    :  high in stature

    :  of a specified height

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