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English definition of “stand up to sb/sth”

stand up to sb/sth

phrasal verb with stand     /stænd/ verb (stood, stood)
C1 to defend yourself against a powerful person or organization when they treat you unfairly: He wasn't afraid to stand up to bullies.Responding to an attack
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