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English definition of “stand up”

stand up

phrasal verb with stand     /stænd/ verb (stood, stood)
If an idea or some information stands up, it is proved to be true or correct : Their evidence will never stand up in court . Their argument won't stand up to detailed criticism (= when it is studied critically ).Proving and disproving
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