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stand for something

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

(SUPPORT)

to support or accept particular principles or values: I’m not sure what the Republican candidate stands for. Maybe you think his behavior is OK, but I won’t stand for it.
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