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English definition of “stand by sb”

stand by sb

verb uk phrasal verb with stand   /stænd/ (stood, stood) us  
B2 to continue to support or help someone who is in a difficult situation: She has vowed to stand by her husband during his trial.Backing, supporting and defendingDefending and protecting
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