stand up

verb

Definition of stand up

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to rise to a standing position

  3. 2 :  to remain sound and intact under stress, attack, or close scrutiny

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  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

First Known Use of stand up

before 12th century



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