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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