stand up
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stand up(
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to rise)
a. levantarse
Help me to stand up.Ayúdame a levantarme.
b. ponerse de pie
Everyone stood up when the judge walked in.Todos se pusieron de pie cuando entró el juez.
c. pararse
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
He was so weak he couldn't stand up.Estaba tan débil que no podía pararse.
2. (to be standing)
a. estar de pie
I can't stand up for much longer.No aguantaré mucho más estando de pie.
3. (to convince)
a. sostenerse
His theory simply doesn't stand up.Su teoría simplemente no se sostiene.
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
4. (to place upright)
a. colocar de pie
I stood the lamp up but it fell over again.Coloqué la lámpara de pie pero volvió a caerse.
5. (to fail to meet)
a. dejar plantado
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
I can't believe she stood me up again!¡No puedo creer que me haya dejado plantada de nuevo!
b. dar plantón a
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
It looks like her boyfriend stood her up.Parece que su novio le dio plantón.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
6. (imperative; used to address one person)
a. levántate
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Stand up so I can see how those pants fit.Levántate para que vea cómo te queda el pantalón.
b. pónte de pie
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Stand up when I'm talking to you!¡Pónte de pie cuando te hablo!
c. párate
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Stand up when the teacher comes in!¡Párate cuando entra el profesor!
7. (imperative; used to address multiple people)
a. levántense (plural)
Stand up now!¡Levántense ahora mismo!
b. pónganse de pie (plural)
Stand up for the photo.Pónganse de pie para la foto.
c. párense (plural)
Stand up and get ready to sing!¡Párense para empezar a cantar!
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stand up
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to s somebody updar plantón a alguien
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (get up)
a. levantarse, ponerse de pie
b. pararse
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
3. (be upright)
a. estar de pie
4. (remain upright)
a. quedarse de pie or
b. parado(a)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
5. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to s up for something/somebodydefender algo/a alguien
6. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to s up to somebodyhacer frente a alguien
7. (argument, theory)
a. sostenerse
it'll never s up in courteso no serviría como prueba en un juicio
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stand up
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
1 (rise) levantarse; ponerse de pie; (be standing) estar de pie
she had nothing but the clothes she was standing up in no tenía más que lo que llevaba puesto
we must stand up and be counted tenemos que declararnos abiertamente
2 [+argument etc] ser sólido; ser lógico; convencer
They made accusations that did not stand up
the case did not stand up in court la acusación no se mantuvo en el tribunal
3
to stand up for sb respaldar a algn
You must stand up for me if he asks you what you think
to stand up for sth defender algo
You must stand up for what you believe in
to stand up for o.s. defenderse solo
4
to stand up to sb hacer frente a algn; it stands up to hard wear es muy resistente; to stand up to a test salir bien de una prueba; it won't stand up to close examination no resistirá un examen minucioso
transitive verb
1 (place upright) colocar de pie
He stood the spade up against the wall
a soup so thick that you could stand a spoon up in it una sopa tan espesa que una cuchara se quedaría de pie en él
soup so thick you could stand the spoon up in it
2 [+girlfriend, boyfriend] dejar plantado (informal); dar plantón a (informal)
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stand up
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stand up
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (general)
a. stand-up
Vayamos a un bar al centro a ver stand up.Let's go to a bar downtown to see some stand-up.
b. stand-up comedy
Mis amigos y yo fuimos a ver stand up ayer a la noche. Los comediantes eran excelentes.My friends and I went to see stand-up comedy yesterday night. The comedians were excellent!
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