English version

stand up to somebody/something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstand up to somebody/something phrasal verbFIGHT FOR OR AGAINST somethingto refuse to accept unfair treatment from a person or organization He’ll respect you more if you stand up to him. Cliff couldn’t stand up to bullying. stand→ See Verb table
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stand up to Of how the spindly high school youngster had stood up to, among others, Alonzo Mourning.The next day a student stood up to him.They are in no position to stand up to hostile superiors.He and his Revolutionary Council expressed supreme confidence in their ability to stand up to the United States and its coalition partners.
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Verb table
stand
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theystand
he, she, itstands
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theystood
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave stood
he, she, ithas stood
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad stood
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill stand
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have stood
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam standing
he, she, itis standing
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you, we, theyare standing
Past
I, he, she, itwas standing
you, we, theywere standing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been standing
he, she, ithas been standing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been standing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be standing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been standing
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