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

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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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"If he can't stand on his hind legs he can't barrel-jump--you've heard about Ruth, Johnny.
Meanwhile, Duterte said that he won't implement the government contracts either since he can't stand the provisions that place the government and the people at a disadvantage.
Hilariously, The Hoff revealed he wasn't taking part in the swimming leg relay - because he can't stand water.
"Junrey can only walk with some help and he can't stand for too long because he's in too much pain.
EDINBURGH MONARCHS fiesty American speedway star Ryan Fisher has delayed his return to GB because he can't stand the horrible weather.
AN ENTERPRISING pub landlord is looking forward to the new football season - even though he can't stand the game.
A doting parishioner, Miss Pomfret, has brought gifts of rhubarb to the vicar over several years, though he has never had the heart to tell her that he can't stand the stuff: it brings him out in a rash.
Charles Harmon gives up his upper middle-class existence, along with his wife and newborn, because he can't stand the pressure of his upper middle-class existence.
EDINBURGH MONARCHS fiesty American racer Ryan Fisher has delayed his return to Britain because he can't stand the horrible weather.
(In the note at the end of the novel, Levine says that eventually Jacob Fenster became a judge in the new state of Oregon.) Jedediah is embarrassed about being associated with a Jew and is taken in by another family even though he can't stand the father, a man with a terrible temper.
A SCOTS health trust boss has quit because he can't stand the stress of trying to meet Government efficiency targets.
BURLY Chelsea defender Robert Huth has admitted he can't stand to be parted from his favourite teddy bear.
" And he might have the world at his feet, but he can't stand the sight of them either.""
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