stand up

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Equivalent to stand + up.

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stand up (third-person singular simple present stands up, present participle standing up, simple past and past participle stood up)

  1. (intransitive) To rise from a lying or sitting position.
    Stand up, then sit down again.
  2. (transitive) To bring something up and set it into a standing position.
    Laura stood the sofa up on end.
  3. (transitive, idiomatic) To avoid a prearranged meeting, especially a date, with (a person) without prior notification; to jilt or shirk.
    John stood Laura up at the movie theater.
    • 2008 Oct. 20, Jeph Jacques, Questionable Content 1255: Consummate:
      — What?! Why did you come HERE then? You should be at a hospital!
      — A gentleman never stands a lady up.
  4. (intransitive, of a thing) To last or endure over a period of time.
  5. (intransitive, of a person or narrative) To continue to be believable, consistent, or plausible.
  6. (intransitive, cricket, of a wicket-keeper) To stand immediately behind the wicket so as to catch balls from a slow or spin bowler, and to attempt to stump the batsman.
  7. (transitive) To launch, propel upwards
    • 2011 September 28, Tom Rostance, “Arsenal 2 - 1 Olympiakos”, BBC Sport:
      It was a dreadful goal to concede as Ariel Ibagaza was able to take a short corner and then receive the return ball in space on the left. He stood up a floated cross into the middle where Fuster arrived unmarked to steer a header into the corner.

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