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
- 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.
Frank thinks he should teach his kids how to stick up for themselves when other kids try to