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

  1. (intransitive) To rise from a lying or sitting position.
    Stand up, then sit down again.
  2. (transitive) To bring something up and set it into a standing position.
    Laura stood the sofa up on end.
  3. (transitive, idiomatic) To avoid a prearranged meeting, especially a date, with (a person); to jilt or shirk.
    John stood Laura up at the movie theater.
    • 2008-10-20, Jeph Jacques, Questionable Content 1255: Consummate
      — What?! Why did you come HERE then? You should be at a hospital!
      — A gentleman never stands a lady up.
  4. (intransitive, cricket, of a wicket-keeper) To stand immediately behind the wicket so as to catch balls from a slow or spin bowler, and to attempt to stump the batsman.

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