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STICK UP

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does stick up mean? 

STICK UP (verb)
  The verb STICK UP has 2 senses:

1. rob at gunpoint or by means of some other threat
2. defend against attack or criticism

  Familiarity information: STICK UP used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


STICK UP (verb)


Sense 1stick up [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Rob at gunpoint or by means of some other threat

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

stick up; hold up

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

rob (take something away by force or without the consent of the owner)

"Stick up" entails doing...:

assail; assault; attack; set on (attack someone physically or emotionally)

Domain category:

crime; law-breaking ((criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act)

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

mug (rob at gunpoint or with the threat of violence)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 2stick 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 "stick up" is one way to...):

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

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP


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