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stand for sth

verb uk phrasal verb with stand   /stænd/ (stood, stood) us  

(ACCEPT)

If you will not stand for something, you will not accept a situation or a particular type of behaviour: I wouldn't stand for that sort of behaviour from him, if I were you.Tolerating and enduringCoping and not copingDealing with things or people

(REPRESENT)

B2 to support or represent a particular idea or set of ideas: This party stands for low taxes and individual freedom.Backing, supporting and defendingDefending and protecting B2 If one or more letters stand for a word or name, they are the first letter or letters of that word or name and they represent it: 'GMT' stands for Greenwich Mean Time.Typifying, illustrating and exemplifyingMeaning and significance
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