stands/bears comparison

Definition of stands/bears comparison

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

    :  to be a specified height when fully erect

    :  to rise to an erect position

  1. :  a halt for defense or resistance

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

    :  a stop made to give a performance

bearplay 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

    :  a surly, uncouth, burly, or shambling person

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

  1. :  to move while holding up and supporting (something)

    :  to be equipped or furnished with (something)

    :  behave, conduct

comparisonplay
  1. :  the act or process of comparing: such as

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

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


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