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English definition of “stand by someone/something”

stand by someone/something

(SUPPORT) phrasal verb with stand    /stænd/ verb (past tense and past participle stood  /stʊd/)
to support or be loyal to someone or something: The editors stand by the story. The boy’s friends stood by him, firmly convinced of his innocence.
(Definition of stand by someone/something (SUPPORT) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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