stand up to - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theystand up to
he/she/itstands up to
present participlestanding up to
past tensestood up to
past participlestood up to
  1. stand up to someone to not allow yourself to be treated badly, especially by someone in authority

    Nobody thought he would be brave enough to stand up to her.

See also main entry: stand