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stand up

phrasal verb with stand uk   us   /stænd/ verb (stood, stood)
A2 to be in an upright position on your feet; to get yourself into an upright position on your feet: I've been standing up all day and I'm really tired. It was customary then for children to stand up when the teacher came into the classroom.
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).
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