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Hye everyone! I dont know what do these words mean" stood somebody up" or stand someone up
and my another question is when somebody falls then if we "make him stand" Is this the right word "make someone stand"
or there is some synonym for it, like "I stood him up"
actually I want to know ,does 'stood him up' means 'to stand someone up' like to 'make someone stand'
Like, if we say" the octagenarian fell down I turned back, rushed to him and made him standup."
I will be very thankful if you help.
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Hi

From the freedictionary.com:

stand someone up

1. to place someone into a standing position. I tried to stand him up, but he was just too tired. Let's try to stand up Timmy and get him awake.

2. to fail to show up for a meeting or a date. He stood her up once too often, so she broke up with him. Tom stood up Mary once, and she never forgave him.


my another question is when somebody falls then if we "make him stand". Is this the right word "make someone stand" or there is some synonym for it, like "I stood him up"

I stood him up is correct in this case.

Like, if we say" the octagenarian fell down I turned back, rushed to him and made him standup."

I prefer:

The octagenarian fell down, I turned back, rushed to him and helped him to stand up/stood him up.

Prajwal
Thanks Prajwal for answering ok understood what You wrote.but, can you please give me some other example verbs like "stood someone up" ?
(Don't you think we first get someone awake and then stand him up)
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Depending on where you are (geographically) this phrase can also mean, "Putting someone in his/her place."

Chris: "That guy was such a jerk. I'm glad I told him what I thought about him."
Dan: "Yes, you really stood him up!"

-jp

Stood her up or stood him up is used when two people( more likely man and woman) agreed to have a date, and one of them didn't show up. It's not respectful, no one should do that on purpose.