What does stand-up mean?

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  1. stand-up(verb)

    requiring a standing position

    "a stand-up bar"; "a stand-up comic"

  2. arise, rise, uprise, get up, stand up(verb)

    rise to one's feet

    "The audience got up and applauded"

  3. stand up(verb)

    refuse to back down; remain solid under criticism or attack

  4. stand, stand up, place upright(verb)

    put into an upright position

    "Can you stand the bookshelf up?"

  5. stand, stand up(verb)

    be standing; be upright

    "We had to stand for the entire performance!"

  6. stand up, stick up(verb)

    defend against attack or criticism

    "He stood up for his friend"; "She stuck up for the teacher who was accused of harassing the student"

  7. stand up, hold up, hold water(verb)

    resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.

    "Her shoes won't hold up"; "This theory won't hold water"

  8. bristle, uprise, stand up(verb)

    rise up as in fear

    "The dog's fur bristled"; "It was a sight to make one's hair uprise!"


  1. stand-up(Noun)

    A performance of stand-up comedy; jokes delivered standing on a stage

    Sometimes the club has music, sometimes stand-up.

  2. stand-up(Noun)

    A short meeting performed while standing up.

    How come you weren't at the stand-up this morning?

  3. stand-up(Adjective)

    Honest; honorable.

    He's a stand-up guy, and a hard worker.

  4. stand-up(Adjective)

    Upright; while standing.

    stand-up comedy

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How to say stand-up in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stand-up in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stand-up in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of stand-up in a Sentence

  1. Bill Cosby:

    A stand-up concert is a free forum for audiences to scream whatever they want.

  2. Craig Friebolin:

    The most prolific teachers of critical thinking in my lifetime are stand-up comedians

  3. Trevor Noah:

    Nothing beats being able to perform stand-up comedy in New York to some of the best audiences in the world, and that's what The New York Comedy Festival is. I can't wait.

  4. Jonas Larsen:

    I'll give you a number : On Comedy Central last year, people consumed 10 billion minutes of stand-up -- that's 166 million hours of stand-up content throughout all of our platforms.

  5. Mike Nichols:

    I liked doing the stand-up, i only stopped because Elaine wanted to stop. I've never understood it. I thought: 'Why? It's not a very long show. It doesn't cost us anything emotionally.'.

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  • suoraselkäinen, seisova kokous, seisova, suora, komediaFinnish
  • vertical, de încredere, perpendicular, drept, onestRomanian

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