stand by (2)
Meaning: If you stand by someone, you support them or help them if they're in some sort of trouble.Synonym: stick by (informal), support
- stand by sb Mothers will usually stand by their children if they're accused of doing something wrong.
- stand by sb Even though her husband had been charged with murder, Cindy stood by him throughout the trial.
The coach said he would stand by him even though his player