stand-up

Definitions

General English

  • phrasal verb
    (written as stand up)
    to get up from sitting
  • phrasal verb
    (written as stand up)
    to stand upright, to hold yourself upright
  • phrasal verb
    (written as stand up)
    to put something in an upright position

Cricket

  • verb
    (written as stand up)
    (of the wicket-keeper) to take up a position immediately behind the stumps, typically for a slow bowler, rather than several yards back from the wicket
    Citation ‘One of the most thrilling sights in cricket is the wicket-keeper standing up to a fast-medium bowler and bringing off a stumping’ (Oslear & Mosey 1993)

Slang

  • adjective honourable, reliable, steadfast. A term of (mainly male) approbation or admiration in such clichés as ‘a stand-up guy’. It derives from the notion of ‘standing up for someone’ or being willing to ‘stand up and be counted’.
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