Definition of stand-up
- a stand-up bar
- stand-up comedy
- a stand-up comedian
- a stand-up guy
a hypothesis that won't stand up to close analysis
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: done by a performer who is standing alone on a stage
: performing stand-up comedy
: done in or requiring a standing position
: stand-up comedy
: a performer who does stand-up comedy : a stand-up comedian
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