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

Samples where stick 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 stick up in the sense of this definition

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

"She supported the motion to strike"

Definition 2: rob at gunpoint or by means of some other threat - [verb of possession]

Synonyms for stick up in the sense of this definition

(stick up is a kind of ...) take something away by force or without the consent of the owner

"The burglars robbed him of all his money"

(... is a kind of stick up ) rob at gunpoint or with the threat of violence

"I was mugged in the streets of New York last night"

(stick up implies ...) attack someone physically or emotionally

"The mugger assaulted the woman" "Nightmares assailed him regularly"

(stick up belongs to category ...) (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act

"a long record of crimes"

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