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English definition of “stick up for sth/sb”

stick up for sth/sb

informal
verb uk phrasal verb with stick   /stɪk/ (stuck, stuck) us  
C1 to support or defend someone or something, especially when that person or thing is being criticized: I can stick up for myself. It's sweet the way he sticks up for his little brother.Backing, supporting and defendingDefending and protecting
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