stand firm


stand firm
verb
1. refuse to abandon one's opinion or belief
Syn: ↑stand pat, ↑hold firm, ↑stand fast
Hypernyms: ↑insist, ↑take a firm stand
Hyponyms: ↑hunker down
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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Somebody ——s on something

2. stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something
Syn: ↑resist, ↑hold out, ↑withstand
Ant: ↑surrender (for: ↑resist)
Derivationally related forms: ↑withstander (for: ↑withstand), ↑holdout (for: ↑hold out), ↑resistive (for: ↑resist), ↑resistant (for: ↑resist), ↑resistance (for: ↑resist)
Hypernyms: ↑fight, ↑oppose, ↑fight back, ↑fight down, ↑defend
Hyponyms:
stand out, ↑stand up, ↑outbrave, ↑hold off, ↑stand, ↑remain firm, ↑defy, ↑withstand, ↑hold, ↑hold up
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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