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stand up

Meaning: to get to your feet from a lying or sitting position

Synonym: get up

For example:

  • stand up When we were at school, we had to stand up when a teacher came into the room.

  • stand up After he fell over, Karl stood up and brushed the dust off his trousers.

Quick Quiz:

When a judge enters a courtroom, people stand up in order to
  1. see better
  2. show respect
  3. stretch their legs

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