stand (someone) up

Definition: to fail to keep an arrangement to meet someone, often used in the context of romantic relationships.
(This phrasal verb has more than one meaning)
E.g.1: I arranged to meet him outside the cinema, but he stood me up.
E.g.2: You don’t look very happy. No, I’ve been stood up.
N.B. This phrasal verb must be separated, or passive – you cannot say, “He stood up me.”
This phrasal verb can be separated. (E.g. 1)

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