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stand for something

( past tense and past participle stood)
verb phrasal verb with stand  /stænd/ ( past tense and past participle stood  /stʊd/) us  

(REPRESENT)

to represent something: She explained that DIN stands for "do it now." Uncle Sam stands for the US.
(Definition of stand for something phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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