stand up to
- make a spirited defence against someone or something；be resistant to the harmful effects of prolonged wear or use
- make a spirited defense against someone or something
Oxford American Dictionary
...07 09:35:01 補充： I think, her illness might disable her from standing up to do normal chore. This was why she used "vertical" instead...
....Still, many people saw Miles Davis as someone who stood up to a system that often kept African Americans from economic success...
Charlotte 在 Pitt 能和任何人打聲招呼前就馬上站了起來.