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English definition of “stand up for sth/sb”

stand up for sth/sb

(also stick up for sth/sb) phrasal verb with stand     /stænd/ verb (stood, stood)
B2 to defend or support a particular idea or a person who is being criticized or attacked : It's high time we all stood up for our rights around here. Don't be bullied , learn to stand up for your self and what you believe in.Backing, supporting and defendingDefending and protecting
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