stand up to sb/sth
— phrasal verb with stand uk /stænd/ us /stænd/ verb stood, stood
- Milly alone was brave enough to stand up to her.
- She's a bully and you've got to stand up to her.
- You've got to stand up to people like that.
- If you stand up to him he'll probably back down.
- She's not afraid to stand up to senior members of staff if she thinks they're wrong about something.