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stand up to

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English

Verb

Infinitive
to stand up to

Third person singular
stands up to

Simple past
stood up to

Past participle
-

Present participle
standing up to

to stand up to (third-person singular simple present stands up to, present participle standing up to, simple past and past participle stood up to)
  1. (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.
  2. (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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