1. thoroughly dislike sb/sth
I can't stand him/her/them/it
If you say you 'can't stand' something or someone, it means you really dislike it. This is an informal expression used more in social contexts. "I can't stand pineapple on pizza." "I can't stand people who lie to get what they want." Similar in meaning to 'detest' or 'I don't have time for'.