(verb) stick up
defend against attack or criticism
He stood up for his friend; She stuck up for the teacher who was accused of harassing the student
be standing; be upright
We had to stand for the entire performance!
put into an upright position
Can you stand the bookshelf up?
rise to one's feet
The audience got up and applauded
rise up as in fear
The dog's fur bristled; It was a sight to make one's hair uprise!
resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.
Her shoes won't hold up; This theory won't hold water