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English definition of “stand-up”

stand-up

adjective uk   /ˈstænd.ʌp/ us  

stand-up adjective (COMEDY)

[before noun] performed by a single person telling jokes: stand-up comedy a stand-up comedian

stand-up adjective (PERSON)

US informal loyal; that you can rely on to defend you : He was friendly, passionate, and a stand-up kind of guy.

stand-up adjective (ARGUMENT)

UK involving violence or loud shouting, etc.: The two men had had a stand-up row in the pub after the game.

stand-up adjective (MEETING)

a meeting at which people stand, rather than sit: the hotel's stand-up management meetings

stand-up

noun [C] uk   /ˈstænd.ʌp/ us  
a person who performs stand-up comedy; a stand-up comedian
(Definition of stand-up adjective, noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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