From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcan’t standcan’t standspokenSTAND/BEAR used to say that you do not like someone or something at all, or that you think that something is extremely unpleasant syn can’t bearI can’t stand bad manners.I know he can’t stand the sight of me.can’t stand (somebody/something) doing somethingLily can’t stand working in an office.I can’t stand people smoking around me when I’m eating.can’t stand to do somethingShe can’t stand to hear them arguing. →stand
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can’t stand• She couldn't stand the thought of losing her children.• We used to be quite good friends but now I can't stand her.• If there's one thing I can't stand, it's hypocrisy.• Her fathercan't standliver and onions.• Europeans never stay there for long. They can't stand the heat.• Don't invite Alice. Mumcan't stand the sight of her.• I can't stand the way he's always telling people what they should do.