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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]


Rob at gunpoint or by means of some other threat

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning


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]


Defend against attack or criticism

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing


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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