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 — ► stand up to 1) make a spirited defence against. 2) be resistant to the harmful effects of. Main Entry: ↑stand …   English terms 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

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