Definition of stand up to phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

stand up to

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs

stand up to somebody

 
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to resist someone; to not accept bad treatment from someone without complaining It was brave of her to stand up to those bullies.

stand up to something

 
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(of materials, products, etc.) to remain in good condition despite rough treatment synonym withstand This carpeting is designed to stand up to a lot of wear and tear.
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