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stick up for Informal

Meaning: If you stick up for someone who's being criticized or attacked verbally, you defend or support them.

Synonym: stand up for, defend, support

For example:

  • stick up for sb Jimmy thinks he should have been there to stick up for his little brother when he was being teased.

  • stick up for sb You should stick up for yourself instead of letting the other kids make fun of you and laugh at you.

Note: similar in meaning to "stand up for"

Quick Quiz:

Frank thinks he should teach his kids how to stick up for themselves when other kids try to
  1. tease them
  2. play with them
  3. have fun with them

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