stand for (3)
This page is about the phrasal verb stand for (3)
Meaning: If you won't stand for something, you won't accept it or allow it to happen.Synonym: put up with, tolerate (formal)
- not stand for sth Cheating in exams was the one thing that my teacher wouldn't stand for.
- not stand for sth Our boss won't stand for dishonesty, and she says she'll sack anyone who isn't totally honest.
Always used in negative constructions, such as "won't stand for", "not going to stand for" or "would never stand for".
The president said he wouldn't stand for any more corruption, and if he caught anyone involved in it, he would
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Contributor: Matt Errey