- v. intransitive To rise from a lying or sitting position.
- v. transitive To bring something up and set it into a standing position.
- v. transitive, idiomatic To avoid a prearranged meeting, especially a date, with (a person) without prior notification; to jilt or shirk.
- v. intransitive, of a thing To last or endure over a period of time.
- v. intransitive To continue to be believable, consistent, or plausible.
- v. intransitive, cricket, of a wicket-keeper To stand immediately behind the wicket so as to catch balls from a slow or spin bowler, and to attempt to stump the batsman.
- v. transitive To launch, propel upwards
- v. resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.
- v. defend against attack or criticism
- v. put into an upright position
- v. be standing; be upright
- v. refuse to back down; remain solid under criticism or attack
- v. rise up as in fear
- v. rise to one's feet
- Equivalent to stand + up. (Wiktionary)
“Just as the phrase moral fiber refers to a person of upstanding character who can withstand temptation, the fiber in food helps our bodies stand up to disease.”
“Unfortunately, the Council continued to dither, fearful that if it actually tried to stand up to Eritrea, the whole of UNMEE might be shut down.”
“Constance Talbot threw her arms around me before I could even stand up from my pew in the chapel.”
“The scandal was particularly devastating for this president because, Schlesinger continued, Ronald Reagan was elected to be strongto stand up to the nations enemies.”
“It was so packed up in this bitch that we had to put up the chairs and let these hardheads stand up with their bodies pressed to the walls.”
“Like Winnie challenged her mother to stand up to Mrs. Landon, we need to do the same and then some.”
“The woman smiled with relief when she saw Ready Robinson stand up to greet her.”
“Kissinger, who had admired the way Scowcroft once stood up to Haldeman, later recalled that he turned to the lieutenant general because he needed a strong person as my deputy, who would be willing to stand up to me if necessarynot every daybut to stand up for what he thought was right.”
“Hunches and intuition were fine, as long as they led to concrete evidence that would stand up in court.”
“Prosecutors are attempting to gather evidence to stand up allegations that Ecclestone paid a $50m £31m bribe to Gerhard Gribkowsky, a former chief risk manager of the state-owned BayernLB bank, during the sale of a stake in the sport to the private equity firm CVC Capital Partners in 2006.”
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