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English definition of “stand for sth”

stand for sth

(ACCEPT) phrasal verb with stand     /stænd/ verb (stood, stood)
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
(Definition of stand for sth (ACCEPT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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