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stand by someone/something

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

stand by someone/something (SUPPORT)

to ​support or be ​loyal to someone or something: The editors stand by the ​story. The boy’s ​friends stood by him, ​firmlyconvinced of his ​innocence.
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