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Meaning of “stand up” in the English Dictionary

"stand up" in British English

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stand up

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

stand-upadjective

uk   us   /ˈstænd.ʌp/
  • stand-up adjective (COMEDY)

[before noun] performed by a ​singlepersontellingjokes and ​funnystories on ​stage: 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-upnoun

uk   us   /ˈstænd.ʌp/
  • stand-up noun (MEETING)

[C] a ​meeting at which ​peoplestand, ​rather than ​sit
(Definition of stand up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"stand up" in American English

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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 ​closelyexamined: 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 ​strongeven after ​receivingseveretreatment: This ​fabric will stand up well ​even if it gets ​lots of ​wear.

stand-upadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈstændˌʌp/
related to a ​type of ​performance in which someone ​stands in ​front of a ​group of ​people and ​tellsjokes: stand-up ​comedy
standup
noun [U]  us   /ˈstæn·dʌp/
She doesn’t do a lot of standup ​anymore.
(Definition of stand up from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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