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English definition of “stand by someone/something”

stand by someone/something

verb phrasal verb with stand  /stænd/ (past tense and past participle stood  /stʊd/) us  

(SUPPORT)

to support or be loyal to someone or something: The editors stand by the story. The boy’s friends stood by him, firmly convinced of his innocence.
(Definition of stand by someone/something from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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