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stand by sth

verb uk phrasal verb with stand   /stænd/ (stood, stood) us  
to continue doing what you said you would when you made a decision, agreement, or promise: Despite its financial problems, the company is standing by the no-redundancy agreement. to continue to believe that something you have said before is still true: I stand by the statement I made earlier - there is no reason for the minister to resign.
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