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Definition 1: defend against attack or criticism - [verb of communication]

Samples where stand up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He stood up for his friend
  • She stuck up for the teacher who was accused of harassing the student

Synonyms for stand up in the sense of this definition

(stand up is a kind of ...) argue or speak in defense of

"She supported the motion to strike"

Definition 2: refuse to back down; remain solid under criticism or attack - [verb of competition]

(stand up is a kind of ...) stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something

Definition 3: be standing; be upright - [verb of contact]

Samples where stand up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We had to stand for the entire performance!

Synonyms for stand up in the sense of this definition

(stand up is a kind of ...) not move; be in a resting position

(... is a kind of stand up ) stand with arms or forelegs raised, as if menacing

(... is a kind of stand up ) stand away from an object or person

"He stood back to look at her"

(... is a kind of stand up ) form a queue, form a line, stand in line

"Customers lined up in front of the store"

(stand up implies ...) rise to one's feet

"The audience got up and applauded"

(stand up has a similar meaning as ...) put into an upright position

"Can you stand the bookshelf up?"

Definition 4: put into an upright position - [verb of contact]

Samples where stand up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Can you stand the bookshelf up?

Synonyms for stand up in the sense of this definition

(stand up is a kind of ...) put into a certain place or abstract location

"Put your things here" "Set the tray down" "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children" "Place emphasis on a certain point"

(stand up has a similar meaning as ...) be standing; be upright

"We had to stand for the entire performance!"

Definition 5: rise to one's feet - [verb of motion]

Samples where stand up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The audience got up and applauded

Synonyms for stand up in the sense of this definition

(stand up is a kind of ...) undergo a change in bodily posture

(... is a kind of stand up ) stand up to dance

Definition 6: rise up as in fear - [verb of motion]

Samples where stand up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The dog's fur bristled
  • It was a sight to make one's hair uprise!

Synonyms for stand up in the sense of this definition

Definition 7: resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc. - [verb of stative]

Samples where stand up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Her shoes won't hold up
  • This theory won't hold water

Synonyms for stand up in the sense of this definition

(stand up is a kind of ...) continue to live and avoid dying

"We went without water and food for 3 days" "These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America" "The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents" "how long can a person last without food and water?" "One crash victim died, the other lived"

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