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English verb: stand firm

1. stand firm (competition) stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something


Synonymshold out, resist, withstand


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)defend, fight, fight back, fight down, oppose


Narrower (hyponym)defy, hold, hold off, hold up, outbrave, remain firm, stand, stand out, stand up, withstand


Antonymssurrender, give up

2. stand firm (communication) refuse to abandon one's opinion or belief


Synonymshold firm, stand fast, stand pat


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s on something


Broader (hypernym)insist, take a firm stand


Narrower (hyponym)hunker down









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