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Phrasal Verbs

stand by (2)

This page is about the phrasal verb 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

For example

  • 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.

Quick Quiz

The coach said he would stand by him even though his player

a. was caught taking drugs

b. was the new world champion

c. won an Olympic gold medal

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