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stand up for sth/sb

also stick up for sth/sb
phrasal verb with stand uk   /stænd/ us   /stænd/ verb stood, stood
B2 to defend or support a particular idea or a person who is being criticized or attacked: It's high time we all stood up for our rights around here. Don't be bullied, learn to stand up for yourself and what you believe in.

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