HyperDic: stand_firm

English > 2 senses of the expression stand firm:
VERBcompetitionstand firm, resist, hold out, withstandstand up or offer resistance / resistance to somebody or something
communicationstand firm, stand pat, hold firm, stand fastrefuse / refuse to abandon one's opinion or belief
English > stand firm: 2 senses > verb 1, competition
Meaningstand up or offer resistance / resistance to somebody or something.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymsresist, hold out, withstand
Narrowerdefy, withstand, hold, hold upresist or confront with resistance / resistance
hold offResist and fight to a standoff
outbraveresist bravely
stand, remain firmhold one's ground
stand outBe stubborn in resolution or resistance
stand uprefuse to back down
Broaderfight, oppose, fight back, fight down, defendfight against or resist strongly
See alsostandbe in some specified state or condition
Oppositesurrender, give upGive up or agree to forgo to the power or possession of another
Spanishaguantar firme, aguantar, resistir, soportar
Catalanresistir
English > stand firm: 2 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningrefuse / refuse to abandon one's opinion or belief.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s on something
Synonymsstand pat, hold firm, stand fast
Narrowerhunker downhold stubbornly to a position
Broaderinsist, take a firm standBe emphatic or resolute and refuse / refuse to budge
Spanishmantenerse firme
Catalanmantenir-se ferm

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