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noun stand-up pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] an activity in which one person stands in front of an audience and entertains them by telling jokes
  2. 2
    [countable] informal someone whose job is to stand in front of an audience and entertain them by telling jokes
  3. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    a short meeting where people stand up rather than sit down to discuss things and make decisions

    Communication among the entire team is the purpose of the stand up meeting.

    I also hope to hear back from others about how they maintain the effectiveness of daily stand-ups.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 09/06/2015

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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