Definition of stand up to phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

stand up to

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Phrasal Verbs
to resist somebody; to not accept bad treatment from somebody without complaining It was brave of her to stand up to those bullies.
(of materials, products, etc.) to remain in good condition despite rough treatment synonym withstand The carpet is designed to stand up to a lot of wear and tear.
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