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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!.


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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