stands/bears comparison

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of stands/bears comparison

: to be as good as
  • a wine that stands/bears comparison with wines that are much more expensive

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : to be a specified height when fully erect

  3. : to rise to an erect position

  1. : a halt for defense or resistance

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

  3. : a stop made to give a performance

bear play bears
  1. : any of a family (Ursidae of the order Carnivora) of large heavy mammals of America and Eurasia that have long shaggy hair, rudimentary tails, and plantigrade feet and feed largely on fruit, plant matter, and insects as well as on flesh

  2. : a surly, uncouth, burly, or shambling person

  3. : one that sells securities or commodities in expectation of a price decline — compare bull

  1. : to accept or allow oneself to be subjected to especially without giving way

  2. : to call for as suitable or essential

  3. : assume, accept

comparison play
  1. : the act or process of comparing: such as

  2. : the representing of one thing or person as similar to or like another

  3. : an examination of two or more items to establish similarities and dissimilarities


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