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English definition of “stand for something”

stand for something

(REPRESENT) (past tense and past participle stood) phrasal verb with stand    /stænd/ verb (past tense and past participle stood  /stʊd/)
to represent something: She explained that DIN stands for "do it now." Uncle Sam stands for the US.
(Definition of stand for something (REPRESENT) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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