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stand up
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  • rise up as in fear
    • The dog's fur bristled
    • It was a sight to make one's hair uprise!
  • resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.
    • Her shoes won't hold up
    • This theory won't hold water
  • defend against attack or criticism
    • He stood up for his friend
    • She stuck up for the teacher who was accused of harassing the student
  • be standing; be upright
    • We had to stand for the entire performance!
  • put into an upright position
    • Can you stand the bookshelf up?
  • refuse to back down; remain solid under criticism or attack
  • rise to one's feet
    • The audience got up and applauded
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