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English verb: stand up

1. stand up (motion) rise to one's feet


SamplesThe audience got up and applauded.


ExamplesSam and Sue stand up


Synonymsarise, get up, rise, uprise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)change posture


Narrower (hyponym)take the floor


Antonymslie down, sit down, sit, lie

2. stand up (competition) refuse to back down; remain solid under criticism or attack


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)hold out, resist, stand firm, withstand

3. stand up (contact) put into an upright position


SamplesCan you stand the bookshelf up?.


Synonymsplace upright, stand


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


Broader (hypernym)lay, place, pose, position, put, set


Causestand, stand up


Verb groupstand, stand up

4. stand up (contact) be standing; be upright


SamplesWe had to stand for the entire performance!.


Synonymsstand


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)rest


Narrower (hyponym)line up, queue, queue up, ramp, stand back


Entailarise, get up, rise, stand up, uprise


Verb groupplace upright, stand, stand up


Antonymssit, lie, sit down

5. stand up (communication) defend against attack or criticism


SamplesHe stood up for his friend.
She stuck up for the teacher who was accused of harassing the student.


Synonymsstick up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)defend, fend for, support

6. stand up (stative) resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.


SamplesHer shoes won't hold up.
This theory won't hold water.


Synonymshold up, hold water


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)endure, go, hold out, hold up, last, live, live on, survive

7. stand up (motion) rise up as in fear


SamplesThe dog's fur bristled.
It was a sight to make one's hair uprise!.


Synonymsbristle, uprise


Pattern of useSomething ----s









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