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stand up

verb

Definition of stand up

  • intransitive verb
    1. 1 :  to rise to a standing position

    2. 2 :  to remain sound and intact under stress, attack, or close scrutiny

    3. transitive verb
    4. :  to fail to keep an appointment with

    stand up for

    1. :  to defend against attack or criticism

    stand up to

    1. 1 :  to meet fairly and fully

    2. 2 :  to face boldly

    stand up with

    1. :  to be best man or maid of honor for at a wedding ceremony



    Examples of stand up in a sentence

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



    Before 12th Century

    First Known Use of stand up

    before 12th century



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