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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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