Meaning of “stand by sb” in the English Dictionary

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"stand by sb" in British English

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stand by sb

phrasal verb with stand uk /stænd/ us /stænd/ verb stood, stood

B2 to continue to support or help someone who is in a difficult situation:

She has vowed to stand by her husband during his trial.

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(Definition of “stand by sb” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)