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English definition of “stand up for sth/sb”

stand up for sth/sb

(also stick up for sth/sb)
verb uk phrasal verb with stand   /stænd/ (stood, stood) us  
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 yourself and what you believe in.
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