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stand up

phrasal verb with stand  us   /stænd/ verb (past tense and past participle stood  /stʊd/ )

(PROVE TRUE)

to prove to be true when closely examined: The evidence is weak and will not stand up in court. Good research will stand up under any criticism. To stand up also means to continue to be strong even after receiving severe treatment: This fabric will stand up well even if it gets lots of wear.
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