Meaning of “stand sb up” in the English Dictionary

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"stand sb up" in British English

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stand sb up

phrasal verb with stand uk /stænd/ us /stænd/ verb stood, stood

B2 to intentionally fail to meet someone when you said you would, especially someone you were starting to have a romantic relationship with:

I don't know if I've been stood up or if she's just late - I'll wait another half hour.

(Definition of “stand sb up” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)