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STAND UP

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does stand up mean? 

STAND UP (verb)
  The verb STAND UP has 7 senses:

1. rise to one's feet
2. refuse to back down; remain solid under criticism or attack
3. put into an upright position
4. be standing; be upright
5. defend against attack or criticism
6. resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.
7. rise up as in fear

  Familiarity information: STAND UP used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


STAND UP (verb)


Sense 1stand up [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Rise to one's feet

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

stand up; get up; rise; arise; uprise

Context example:

The audience got up and applauded

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

change posture (undergo a change in bodily posture)

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

take the floor (stand up to dance)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s

Sentence example:

Sam and Sue stand up


Sense 2stand up [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Refuse to back down; remain solid under criticism or attack

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

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

hold out; resist; stand firm; withstand (stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something)

Sentence frames:

Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 3stand up [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Put into an upright position

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

place upright; stand up; stand

Context example:

Can you stand the bookshelf up?

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

lay; place; pose; position; put; set (put into a certain place or abstract location)

Cause:

stand; stand up (be standing; be upright)

Sentence frames:

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


Sense 4stand up [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be standing; be upright

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

stand; stand up

Context example:

We had to stand for the entire performance!

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

rest (not move; be in a resting position)

"Stand up" entails doing...:

arise; get up; rise; stand up; uprise (rise to one's feet)

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

ramp (stand with arms or forelegs raised, as if menacing)

stand back (stand away from an object or person)

line up; queue; queue up (form a queue, form a line, stand in line)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s
Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 5stand up [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Defend against attack or criticism

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

stick up; stand up

Context examples:

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

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

defend; fend for; support (argue or speak in defense of)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP


Sense 6stand up [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

hold water; stand up; hold up

Context examples:

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

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

endure; go; hold out; hold up; last; live; live on; survive (continue to live; endure or last)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 7stand up [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Rise up as in fear

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

bristle; uprise; stand up

Context examples:

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

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


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