someone can’t stand someone/something - definition and synonyms

  1. used for saying that a person dislikes someone or something very much

    I can’t stand milk.

    James just can’t stand his mother-in-law.

    can’t stand doing something:

    I can’t stand waiting for buses.

    can’t stand someone doing something:

    He couldn’t stand anyone feeling sorry for him.

    can’t stand the sight of someone/something:

    Sylvia couldn’t stand the sight of blood.

See also main entry: stand