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It doesn't matter how new an idea is: what matters is how new it becomes.Elias Canetti
Third person singular
- (transitive) To object to or interfere with the actions of (someone seen as bullying, pushy, or controlling).
- If anyone stood up to him, I bet he'd back down.
- (transitive) To withstand, to weather, to survive in spite of.
- The paint looks good, but I don't know if it will stand up to years of weather.
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