stand up


Definition of STAND UP

intransitive verb
:  to rise to a standing position
:  to remain sound and intact under stress, attack, or close scrutiny
transitive verb
:  to fail to keep an appointment with
stand up for
:  to defend against attack or criticism
stand up to
:  to meet fairly and fully
:  to face boldly
stand up with
:  to be best man or maid of honor for at a wedding ceremony

Examples of STAND UP

  1. <a hypothesis that won't stand up to close analysis>

First Known Use of STAND UP

before 12th century

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