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Definition of "stand up" []

  • To rise from a lying or sitting position. (verb)
  • To bring something up and set it into a standing position. (verb)
  • To avoid a prearranged meeting, especially a date, with (a person) without prior notification; to jilt or shirk. (verb)
  • To last or endure over a period of time. (verb)
  • To continue to be believable, consistent, or plausible. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "stand up" in a sentence
  • "The scandal was particularly devastating for this president because, Schlesinger continued, Ronald Reagan was elected to be strongto stand up to the nations enemies."
  • "Hunches and intuition were fine, as long as they led to concrete evidence that would stand up in court."
  • "Prosecutors are attempting to gather evidence to stand up allegations that Ecclestone paid a $50m £31m bribe to Gerhard Gribkowsky, a former chief risk manager of the state-owned BayernLB bank, during the sale of a stake in the sport to the private equity firm CVC Capital Partners in 2006."