you, he, etc. can't stand somebody/something

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can't stand (someone or something)

Cannot tolerate someone or something due to an aversion or a strong sense of disgust or dislike. Ugh, I can't stand obnoxious guys who always have to dominate the conversation. I could never be a doctor or nurse—I just can't stand the sight of blood. Now I'm just waiting to hear if I got into my first-choice school, and the uncertainty is killing me. I can't stand it!
See also: stand

you, he, etc. can’t ˈstand somebody/something


you, he, etc. can’t ˈstand the sight/sound of somebody/something

(informal) you, he, etc. dislikes or hates somebody/something or seeing/hearing somebody/something: If you can’t stand the sight of blood, you won’t make a very good nurse!I can’t stand the sight of her. OPPOSITE: think the world of somebody/something
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