stand up to
phrasal 1. to meet fairly and fully 2. to face boldly

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • stand up to — (someone/something) to oppose someone or something without fear. I know Jim would stand up to absolutely anyone, even his boss, if he believed he was right about something …   New idioms dictionary

  • stand up to — index disown (deny the validity), fight (battle), fight (counteract), oppugn, resist (withstand) …   Law dictionary

  • stand up to — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms stand up to : present tense I/you/we/they stand up to he/she/it stands up to present participle standing up to past tense stood up to past participle stood up to stand up to someone to not allow yourself to be …   English dictionary

  • stand up to — 1) PHRASAL VERB If something stands up to bad conditions, it is not damaged or harmed by them. [V P P n/ ing] Is this building going to stand up to the strongest gales? 2) PHRASAL VERB If you stand up to someone, especially someone more powerful… …   English dictionary

  • stand up to — verb a) To object to or interfere with the actions of (someone seen as bullying, pushy, or controlling). If anyone stood up to him, I bet hed back down. b) To withstand, to weather, to …   Wiktionary

  • stand up to — {v.} To meet with courage. * /Mary stood up to the snarling dog that leaped toward her./ * /A soldier must stand up to danger./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • stand up to — {v.} To meet with courage. * /Mary stood up to the snarling dog that leaped toward her./ * /A soldier must stand up to danger./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • stand\ up\ to — v To meet with courage. Mary stood up to the snarling dog that leaped toward her. A soldier must stand up to danger …   Словарь американских идиом

  • stand up to — challenge, not back down    Please stand up to the bully. Tell him to stop hitting us …   English idioms

  • stand up to — phr verb Stand up to is used with these nouns as the object: ↑cross examination, ↑examination, ↑rigour, ↑scrutiny …   Collocations dictionary

  • stand up to — Synonyms and related words: affront, beard, bell the cat, bite the bullet, brave, brazen, brazen out, challenge, complain, complain loudly, confront, contend with, dispute, dissent, face, face down, face out, face the music, face up, face up to,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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