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A bad guy with a gun is hiding behind a table flipped on its side while several police officers are shooting at him from a distance.

Suddenly the bad guy rises/stands/stands up/gets up and strides toward the officers while shooting at them.

I know they are similar in meaning, but which one would a native speaker find the more natural choice in this context? And is there one or more of them which would not seem natural here? Thank you.

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  • get's on his feet (legs) - this is also possible Aug 14 '20 at 16:42
  • or maybe a poetic "lifts himself up" Aug 14 '20 at 16:43
  • maybe "starts up" for a rapid change of stances. Aug 14 '20 at 16:45
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"The bad guy stands up" would be clearest. "Gets up" or "rises" could imply that the bad guy does not stand up completely, but rather to a crouching position just over the table or to another intermediate position.

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