rise to one's feet;
"The audience got up and applauded"
refuse to back down; remain solid under criticism or attack
put into an upright position;
"Can you stand the bookshelf up?"
be standing; be upright;
"We had to stand for the entire performance!"
defend against attack or criticism;
"He stood up for his friend"
"She stuck up for the teacher who was accused of harassing the student"
resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.;
"Her shoes won't hold up"
"This theory won't hold water"
rise up as in fear;
"The dog's fur bristled"
"It was a sight to make one's hair uprise!"
- With one accord they all stood up and cheered.
- Some people still think it is impolite for men not to stand up when a woman comes into the room.
- Your argument just won't stand up (to close scrutiny).
- This cloth is designed to stand up to a lot of wear and tear.
- Will this car stand up to winter conditions here?
- First she agreed to come out with me, then she stood me up.