Definition of stand-up adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈstænd ʌp//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈstænd ʌp//
    [only before noun]
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  1. 1stand-up comedy consists of one person standing in front of an audience and telling jokes a stand-up act a stand-up comedian
  2. 2(especially British English) a stand-up argument, fight, etc. is one in which people shout loudly at each other or are violent towards each other
  3. 3worn, used, etc. in a vertical position a stand-up collar The stand-up edging prevents soil from falling on the path.
  4. 4held, used, etc. while standing up a stand-up meeting Working at a stand-up desk instead of sitting down all day really helped my back problems.
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