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stand-up (comparative more stand-up, superlative most stand-up)

  1. Honest; honorable.
    He's a stand-up guy, and a hard worker.
  2. Upright; while standing.
    stand-up comedy
  3. Performed while standing although normally done while sitting.
    every morning we have a stand-up meeting
  4. (baseball, of a hit) That allows the batter to advance to a given base (usually second or third) without having to slide.
    stand-up double
    stand-up triple

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stand-up (countable and uncountable, plural stand-ups)

  1. (uncountable) A performance of stand-up comedy; jokes delivered standing on a stage
    Sometimes the club has music, sometimes stand-up.
  2. (countable) A comedian who performs on stage.
  3. (countable) A short meeting performed while standing up.
    How come you weren't at the stand-up this morning?
  4. (countable) A free-standing photographic print or promotional item; a standee.


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