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English definition of “stick up for sth/sb”

stick up for sth/sb

informal phrasal verb with stick     /stɪk/ verb (stuck, stuck)
C1 to support or defend someone or something, especially when they are 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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