stand up for

This page is about the phrasal verb stand up for.

Meaning: to defend an idea or a person against criticism or attack

Synonym: stick up for, defend

For example:

  • stand up for During the anti-war protests we all stood up for what we believed in, even if it meant being arrested by the police.

  • stand up for My son wants to learn karate so he can stand up for himself if he's being bullied.

Quick Quiz:

A teacher was fired for teaching her students about safe sex, but her students stood up for her by saying she was

a. a bad teacher

b. a good teacher

c. a sex-mad teacher

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Contributor: Matt Errey