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Meaning of STAND UP

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  1. [adj]  requiring a standing position; "a stand-up bar"; "a stand-up comic"
  2. [adj]  of a collar; standing up rather than folded down; "an uncomfortable standup collar"; "a stiff collar"
  3. [v]  defend against attack or criticism;"He stood up for his friend"; "She stuck up for the teacher who was accused of harassing the student"
  4. [v]  refuse to back down; remain solid under criticism or attack
  5. [v]  be standing; be upright; "We had to stand for the entire performance!"
  6. [v]  put into an upright position; "Can you stand the bookshelf up?"
  7. [v]  rise to one's feet; "The audience got up and applauded"
  8. [v]  rise up; of animals fur or hair; as in fear; "The dog's fur bristled"; "It was a sight to make one's hair uprise!"
  9. [v]  resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.; "Her shoes won't hold up"; "This theory won't hold water"
 Synonyms: arise, bristle, erect, get up, hold up, hold water, inflexible, rise, stand, stick up, stiff, upright, uprise, vertical
 Antonyms: lie, lie, lie down, sit, sit, sit down, sit down
 See Also: arise, change posture, defend, endure, fend for, get up, go, hold out, hold out, last, lay, line up, live, live on, place, pose, position, put, queue, queue up, ramp, resist, rest, rise, set, stand back, stand firm, stand up, support, survive, take the floor, uprise, withstand