Definition of “stand by sth” - English Dictionary

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“stand by sth” in British English

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stand by sth

phrasal verb with stand uk /stænd/ us /stænd/ verb stood, stood

to continue doing what you said you would when you made a decision, agreement, or promise:

Despite its financial problems, the company is standing by the no-redundancy agreement.

to continue to believe that something you have said before is still true:

I stand by the statement I made earlier - there is no reason for the minister to resign.

(Definition of “stand by sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)