(also standup /ˈstandˌəp/)
- 1Involving, done by, or engaged in by people standing up: a stand-up partyMore example sentences
- Game retailers encourage potential customers to preview soon-to-be domestic games, encased within stand-up arcade consoles.
- Along with a game of stand-up bingo, and a turn by David Beesley as ‘Luciano Pavasnotty’, the audience was kept entertained all night.
- There is a carpeted bathroom on the return: this is fitted with a corner stand-up shower unit, handbasin and separate toilet.
- 1.1Such that people have to stand rather than sit: a stand-up barMore example sentences
- Now it has two meanings: either something relatively light served before a meal, usually with vodka, or by extension a snack, often eaten in a zakusochnaya - a stand-up bar.
- The New York Times recently reported that Kerry and his aides travel in a luxury 757 jet, which is stocked with the finest food and has sleeping quarters and a stand-up bar.
- Virgin says it plans to build gyms, shops and stand-up bars inside the double-decker aircraft, which has been billed as a flying hotel.
- 1.2(Of a comedian) performing by standing in front of an audience and telling jokes.More example sentences
- Absa produced a lavish, highly entertaining opening ceremony with stand-up comedian Solly Philander as the gorgeous and charming MC.
- In 1986 Jarmusch made the first short in the series as a commission for Saturday Night Live, and it opens the movie, featuring stand-up comedian Steven Wright and Italian comic actor Roberto Benigni meeting in some wayward café.
- 1.3(Of comedy) performed standing in front of an audience: his stand-up routine depends on improvised observationsMore example sentences
- Despite the discouraging situation, he was fuelled with material for his stand-up comedy routine.
- The first independent entrant, LCDR Simon Rooke, worked the crowd with his stand-up comedy routine, which proved very popular.
- A guy comes out and does a stand-up comedy routine at the start of the show about economics.
- 2US • informal Courageous and loyal in a combative way: he was a stand-up kind of guyMore example sentences
- Tom Ridge must be a stand-up guy and an all-around great American.
- And we'll also hear from Robert Klein, a stand-up guy who's also saved lives.
- I also think it's appalling that Mark Felt, who is a stand-up guy, only gets twice as much as a woman who runs away from her own wedding.
- 3Designed to stay upright or erect.More example sentences
- The jacket features a stand-up collar with tri-color design, an open bottom hem with Shockcord drawstring closure and cord lock holder.
- The stand-up collar was similar to the Western-style, and the three hidden pockets of Western suits were changed into four outside pockets with flaps.
- The most formal choice and the style most often worn with tuxedo jackets, this stand-up collar has downward points.
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- 1A comedian who performs by standing in front of an audience and telling jokes.More example sentences
- In the summer a BBC executive suggested Cannon & Ball take to the Edinburgh Festival fringe, the annual bearpit where scores of stand-ups compete for audiences and reviews.
- Sadowitz has always been one of my favourite stand-ups comedians ever since that night.
- The reason we're here is that Scarborough-based firm Vocational Services UK is setting up a course for wannabe stand-ups on how to be a comedian.
- 1.1Comedy performed by standing in front of an audience: he began doing stand-up when he was fifteenMore example sentences
- His brilliant and potent comedy, song and stand-up have established him as one of Ireland's leading performers.
- It was in high school that Foley discovered his interest in comedy when he began writing stand-up for a school project.
- He began performing stand-up at open mics around New York City at the age of 15, and thanks to his ear for imitations, he quickly became a club favorite.
- 1.2A brief monologue by a television news reporter.More example sentences
- Reporters and camera crews from around the world doing their stand-ups, their updates, their breaking news reports on a story on which there has been little breaking news, at least since the 11th shooting on Monday.
- These days, off-air producers keep an eye on the Court for those two networks; legal affairs correspondents step in to do stand-ups on significant proceedings.
- So it will be interesting to see if Oliver Stone dramatizes this event and has the reporter doing that mock stand-up so close, because we were not close.
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