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STAND FIRM

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does stand firm mean? 

STAND FIRM (verb)
  The verb STAND FIRM has 2 senses:

1. stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something
2. refuse to abandon one's opinion or belief

  Familiarity information: STAND FIRM used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


STAND FIRM (verb)


Sense 1stand firm [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Synonyms:

stand firm; hold out; resist; withstand

Hypernyms (to "stand firm" is one way to...):

defend; fight; fight back; fight down; oppose (fight against or resist strongly)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "stand firm"):

stand out (be stubborn in resolution or resistance)

stand up (refuse to back down; remain solid under criticism or attack)

outbrave (resist bravely)

hold off (resist and fight to a standoff)

remain firm; stand (hold one's ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or upright)

defy; hold; hold up; withstand (resist or confront with resistance)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 2stand firm [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Refuse to abandon one's opinion or belief

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

hold firm; stand fast; stand pat; stand firm

Hypernyms (to "stand firm" is one way to...):

insist; take a firm stand (be emphatic or resolute and refuse to budge)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "stand firm"):

hunker down (hold stubbornly to a position)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s on something


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