1 effort to resist opposition
ADJ. defiant, determined, firm, strong, tough | moral, principled | last, last-ditch | public
VERB + STAND make, take
PREP. ~ against to make a stand against industries that contribute to river pollution | ~ on He has taken a public stand on the issue of misuse of hospital funds.
2 table/small shop
ADJ. market, trade | hot-dog, newspaper, etc. | display, exhibition | information
VERB + STAND have Our company has a display stand at this year's fair. | set up | man We took it in turns to man the exhibition stand.
PREP. at a/the ~ We can get a magazine at the newspaper stand. | on the ~ I'll be on the stand for two hours. You'll find brochures on our new products on the stand.
3 furniture/equipment for putting sth on
ADJ. hat, umbrella | microphone, music
PREP. in/on a/the ~ There was some flute music open on the music stand.
1 be on your feet/be upright
ADV. upright | still Stand still while I take your photo. | barefoot | on tiptoe She stood on tiptoe to reach the shelf. | awkwardly, meekly, stiffly, uncertainly He stood awkwardly in the doorway, not sure what to say. | around, there Don't just stand there?do something.
VERB + STAND can/can't, could/couldn't The roof was so low I could not stand upright. | can/could barely/hardly He felt so weak he could hardly stand.
PHRASES be left standing After the earthquake only a few houses were left standing.
2 tolerate sth
VERB + STAND can/can't, could/couldn't I can't stand that man! | can/could hardly
3 be a candidate in an election
ADV. successfully, unsuccessfully
PREP. against Two candidates will be standing against her. | as She stood unsuccessfully as a candidate in the local elections. | for He is standing for Oxford East in the parliamentary election. PHRASAL VERBS stand by
ADV. idly, passively Surely the world cannot stand idly by and let this country go through the agony of war yet again?
VERB + STAND can/can't, could/couldn't stand up
ADV. straight You'll look taller if you stand up straight.