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Noun: standup comedian
  1. A comedian who uses gags
    - gagman [N. Amer], stand-up
Verb: stand up
  1. Get on one's feet from a sitting or kneeling position
    "The audience stood up and applauded";
    - arise, rise, uprise, get up
  2. Refuse to back down; remain solid under criticism or attack
  3. Put into an upright position
    - stand, place upright
  4. Be upright on two feet
    "We had to stand up for the entire performance!";
    - stand
  5. Defend against attack or criticism
    "He stood up for his friend";
    - stick up
  6. Resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.
    "Her shoes won't stand up";
    - hold up, hold water
  7. Rise up as in fear
    "The dog's fur stood up";
    - bristle, uprise
  8. Fail to keep an appointment, esp. not to turn up for a date
Adjective: stand-up  'stand,úp
  1. Requiring a standing position
    "a stand-up bar"; "a stand-up comic"

Derived forms: stands up, stand-ups, stood up, standing up

See also: erect, upright, vertical

Type of: change posture, comedian, comic, defend, dispute [archaic], endure, fend for, funnyman, go, hold out, hold up, last, lay, live, live on, place, pose, position, put, resist, rest, set, stand firm, support, survive, withstand

Encyclopedia: Standup comedian

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