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stand for something

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

stand for something (REPRESENT)

to ​represent something: She ​explained that DIN stands for "do it now." UncleSam stands for the US.

stand for something

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

stand for something (SUPPORT)

to ​support or ​acceptparticularprinciples or ​values: I’m not ​sure what the ​Republicancandidate stands for. Maybe you ​think his ​behavior is OK, but I won’t stand for it.
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