HyperDic: stick_up

English > 2 senses of the expression stick up:
VERBpossessionstick up, hold uprob at gunpoint or by means of some other threat
communicationstick up, stand updefend against attack or criticism
English > stick up: 2 senses > verb 1, possession
Meaningrob at gunpoint or by means of some other threat.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymhold up
Categorycrime, criminal offense, criminal offence, law-breaking(criminal law) an act punishable by law
Entailsassail, assault, set on, attackattack someone physically or emotionally
Narrowermugrob at gunpoint or with the threat / threat of violence
Broaderrobtake something away by force or without the consent of the owner
Nounsstickuprobbery at gunpoint
English > stick up: 2 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningdefend against attack or criticism.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Synonymstand up
Broaderdefend, support, fend forargue or speak in defense / defense of

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