Definition of “stand by someone/something” - English Dictionary


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stand by someone/something

phrasal verb with stand us /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” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)