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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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