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English verb: stick up

1. stick up (possession) rob at gunpoint or by means of some other threat

Synonymshold up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)rob

Narrower (hyponym)mug

Entailassail, assault, attack, set on

Domain categorycrime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offence, offense

2. stick 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.

Synonymsstand up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)defend, fend for, support

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