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English definition of “stand by sth”

stand by sth

phrasal verb with stand     /stænd/ verb (stood, stood)
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 .Loyal, faithful and dependable 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 .Backing, supporting and defendingDefending and protecting
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