stand up

stand up
1. to arise from a sitting or reclining position. •

He stood up and looked across the valley.

She had been sitting for so long that it was a pleasure to stand up.

2. to be in a standing position. •

I've been standing up all day and I'm exhausted.

I stood up throughout the whole trip because there were no more seats on the train.

3. to wear well; to remain sound and intact.

This material just doesn't stand up well when it's washed.

Her work doesn't stand up under close scrutiny.

4. [for an assertion] to remain believable. •

His testimony will not stand up in court.

When the police checked the story, it did not stand up.

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{v.} 1. To rise to a standing position; get up on your feet. * /A gentleman stands up when a lady enters a room./ 2. To be strong enough to use hard or for a long time. * /A rocket must be built strongly to stand up under the blast-off./ * /The old car has already stood up for twenty years./ Compare: WEAR WELL. 3. {informal} To make a date and then fail to keep it. * /June cried when Bill stood her up on their first dale./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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