stand up for sth/sbalso stick up for sth/sb
— phrasal verb with stand uk /stænd/ us /stænd/ verb stood, stood
- You have to learn to stand up for yourself.
- With five older brothers I soon learned to stand up for myself.
- You have to stand up for your rights - you can't let them walk all over you.
- He's a big boy - I'm sure he can stand up for himself.
- The prime minister reiterated that he would stand up for British interests abroad.