stand one's ground
phrasal to maintain one's position

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • stand one's ground — also[hold one s ground] {v. phr.} 1. To stay and fight instead of running away. * /The enemy attacked in great numbers but our men stood their ground./ Compare: GAIN GROUND. Contrast: GIVE GROUND, LOSE GROUND. 2. To defend a belief or statement;… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • stand one's ground — also[hold one s ground] {v. phr.} 1. To stay and fight instead of running away. * /The enemy attacked in great numbers but our men stood their ground./ Compare: GAIN GROUND. Contrast: GIVE GROUND, LOSE GROUND. 2. To defend a belief or statement;… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • stand one's ground — index maintain (sustain) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • stand one's ground — Stand, stay, be firm, be resolute, keep one s position, maintain one s ground …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • stand\ one's\ ground — v. phr. 1. To stay and fight instead of running away. The enemy attacked in great numbers but our men stood their ground. Compare: gain ground Contrast: give ground, lose ground 2. To defend a belief or statement; refuse to weaken when opposed;… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • stand one's ground — maintain and defend one s position He stood his ground over his decision to fire the employee …   Idioms and examples

  • stand one's ground —    If you stand your ground you maintain your position and refuse to yield or give way.     He claimed innocence and stood his ground in spite of the repeated accusations …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • stand one's ground — verb a) To maintain or stick by an opinion or position; to remain resolute in the face of opposition. They expect their opponents to stand their ground on the issue. b) To attempt to hold a position in battle …   Wiktionary

  • stand one's ground — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. oppose, fight back, resist; see defend 1 , fight 1 , 2 …   English dictionary for students

  • To stand one's ground — ground ground (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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