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stand up for

  
  
champion, come to the defence of, defend, side with, stick up for     (informal)   support, uphold  
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stand

  
  ( stands    plural & 3rd person present)   ( standing    present participle)   ( stood    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   When you are standing, your body is upright, your legs are straight, and your weight is supported by your feet.  
She was standing beside my bed staring down at me...      V prep  
They told me to stand still and not to turn round...      V adj  
Overcrowding is so bad that prisoners have to sleep in shifts, while others have to stand.      V  
      Stand up means the same as stand., phrasal verb  
We waited, standing up, for an hour.      V P  
2       verb   When someone who is sitting stands, they change their position so that they are upright and on their feet.  
Becker stood and shook hands with Ben.      V  
      Stand up means the same as stand., phrasal verb  
When I walked in, they all stood up and started clapping.      V P  
3       verb   If you standaside or standback, you move a short distance sideways or backwards, so that you are standing in a different place.  
I stood aside to let her pass me...      V adv/prep  
The policemen stood back. Could it be a bomb?      V adv/prep  
4       verb   If something such as a building or a piece of furniture stands somewhere, it is in that position, and is upright.  
WRITTEN   The house stands alone on top of a small hill...      V prep/adv  
5       verb   You can say that a building is standing when it remains after other buildings around it have fallen down or been destroyed.  
There are very few buildings left standing.      V  
6       verb   If you stand something somewhere, you put it there in an upright position.   (=place)  
Stand the plant in the open in a sunny, sheltered place.      V n prep/adv  
7       verb   If you leave food or a mixture of something tostand, you leave it without disturbing it for some time.  
The salad improves if made in advance and left to stand.      V  
8       n-count   If you take or make a stand, you do something or say something in order to make it clear what your attitude to a particular thing is.  
usu sing, oft N against/on n  
He felt the need to make a stand against racism in South Africa..., They must take a stand and cast their votes...     
9       verb   If you ask someone where or how they standon a particular issue, you are asking them what their attitude or view is.  
The amendment will force senators to show where they stand on the issue of sexual harassment...      where V on n  
So far, the bishop hasn't said where he stands.      where V  
10       verb   If you do not know where you standwith someone, you do not know exactly what their attitude to you is.  
No-one knows where they stand with him; he is utterly unpredictable...      where V with n  
11       v-link   You can use stand instead of `be' when you are describing the present state or condition of something or someone.  
The alliance stands ready to do what is necessary...      V adj  
The peace plan as it stands violates basic human rights.      V  
12       verb   If a decision, law, or offer stands, it still exists and has not been changed or cancelled.  
Although exceptions could be made, the rule still stands...      V  
13       verb   If something that can be measured stands at a particular level, it is at that level.  
The inflation rate now stands at 3.6 per cent...      V at amount  
14       verb   You can describe how tall or high someone or something is by saying that they stand a particular height.  
She stood five feet five inches tall and weighed 120 pounds...      V amount adj  
She stood tall and aloof.      V adj  
15       verb   If something can stand a situation or a test, it is good enough or strong enough to experience it without being damaged, harmed, or shown to be inadequate.  
These are the first machines that can stand the wear and tear of continuously crushing glass...      V n  
16       verb   If you cannot stand something, you cannot bear it or tolerate it.  
I can't stand any more. I'm going to run away...      V n/-ing  
How does he stand the pain?      V n/-ing  
17       verb   If you cannot stand someone or something, you dislike them very strongly.  
INFORMAL  
(=bear)  

He can't stand me smoking.      V n/-ing  
18       verb   If you stand to gain something, you are likely to gain it. If you stand to lose something, you are likely to lose it.  
The management group would stand to gain millions of dollars if the company were sold...      V to-inf  
19       verb   If you standin an election, you are a candidate in it.  
  (BRIT)  
He has not yet announced whether he will stand in the election...      V in n  
in AM, use run     
20       n-count   A stand is a small shop or stall, outdoors or in a large public building.  
oft n N   (=stall)  
She bought a hot dog from a stand on a street corner.     
    newsstand  
21       n-count   A stand at a sports ground is a large structure where people sit or stand to watch what is happening.  
  (BRIT)  
      In American English, stands is used with same meaning., n-plural  
The people in the stands at Candlestick Park are standing and cheering with all their might.     
22       n-count   A stand is an object or piece of furniture that is designed for supporting or holding a particular kind of thing.  
The teapot came with a stand to catch the drips.     
23       n-count   A stand is an area where taxis or buses can wait to pick up passengers.  
usu n N  
Luckily there was a taxi stand nearby.     
24       n-sing   In a law court, the stand is the place where a witness stands to answer questions.  
the N  
When the father took the stand today, he contradicted his son's testimony...     
25   
    standing  
26    If you say itstands to reasonthat something is true or likely to happen, you mean that it is obvious.  
stands to reason      phrase   V inflects, usu it PHR that  
It stands to reason that if you are considerate and friendly to people you will get a lot more back...     
27    If you stand in the way of something or stand in a person's way, you prevent that thing from happening or prevent that person from doing something.  
stand in the way of sth/sb      phrase   V inflects  
The British government would not stand in the way of such a proposal...     
28   
    to stand a chance  
    chance  
    to stand up and be counted  
    count  
    to stand firm  
    firm  
    to stand on your own two feet  
    foot  
    to stand your ground  
    ground  
    to stand someone in good stead  
    stead  
    to stand trial  
    trial   stand aside      phrasal verb   If someone stands aside, they resign from an important job or position, often in order to let someone else take their place.  
  (BRIT)   (=stand down)  
The President said he was willing to stand aside if that would stop the killing.      V P  
in AM, use stand down      stand back      phrasal verb   If you stand back and think about a situation, you think about it as if you were not involved in it.   (=step back)  
Stand back and look objectively at the problem.      V P   stand by  
1       phrasal verb   If you are standing by, you are ready and waiting to provide help or to take action.  
British and American warships are standing by to evacuate their citizens if necessary...      V P to-inf  
We will be holding the auditions from nine o'clock tomorrow night so stand by for details.      V P for n  
    standby  
2       phrasal verb   If you stand by and let something bad happen, you do not do anything to stop it.,   (disapproval)    The Secretary of Defence has said that he would not stand by and let democracy be undermined...      V P  
3       phrasal verb   If you stand by someone, you continue to give them support, especially when they are in trouble.,   (approval)    (=stick by)  
I wouldn't break the law for a friend, but I would stand by her if she did.      V P n  
4       phrasal verb   If you stand by an earlier decision, promise, or statement, you continue to support it or keep it.   (=stick by)  
The decision has been made and I have got to stand by it...      V P n   stand down      phrasal verb   If someone stands down, they resign from an important job or position, often in order to let someone else take their place.   (=step down, resign)  
Four days later, the despised leader finally stood down, just 17 days after taking office...      V P  
Profits plunged and he stood down as chairman last January.      V P as n   stand for  
1       phrasal verb   If you say that a letter stands for a particular word, you mean that it is an abbreviation for that word.  
What does EU stand for?      V P n  
2       phrasal verb   The ideas or attitudes that someone or something stands for are the ones that they support or represent.   (=represent)  
The party is trying to give the impression that it alone stands for democracy...      V P n  
3       phrasal verb   If you will not stand for something, you will not allow it to happen or continue.  
with neg  
It's outrageous, and we won't stand for it any more.      V P n   stand in      phrasal verb   If you stand infor someone, you take their place or do their job, because they are ill or away.  
I had to stand in for her on Tuesday when she didn't show up.      V P for n  
...the acting president, who's standing in while she's out of the country.      V P  
    stand-in   stand out  
1       phrasal verb   If something stands out, it is very noticeable.  
Every tree, wall and fence stood out against dazzling white fields...      V P  
2       phrasal verb   If something stands out, it is much better or much more important than other things of the same kind.  
He played the violin, and he stood out from all the other musicians...      V P from n  
3       phrasal verb   If something stands out from a surface, it rises up from it.   (=stick out)  
His tendons stood out like rope beneath his skin...      V P   stand up  
1   
    stand 1, 2  
2       phrasal verb   If something such as a claim or a piece of evidence stands up, it is accepted as true or satisfactory after being carefully examined.  
He made wild accusations that did not stand up...      V P  
How well does this thesis stand up to close examination?      V P to n  
3       phrasal verb   If a boyfriend or girlfriend stands you up, they fail to keep an arrangement to meet you.  
INFORMAL   We were to have had dinner together yesterday evening, but he stood me up...      V n P   stand up for             phrasal verb   If you stand up for    someone or something, you defend them and make your feelings or opinions very clear.   ,   (approval)    (=stick up for)  
They stood up for what they believed to be right...      V P P n   stand up to  
1       phrasal verb   If something stands up to bad conditions, it is not damaged or harmed by them.  
Is this building going to stand up to the strongest gales?      V P P n/-ing  
2       phrasal verb   If you stand up to someone, especially someone more powerful than you are, you defend yourself against their attacks or demands.  
He hit me, so I hit him back<endash>the first time in my life I'd stood up to him...      V P P n  

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v.
maintain ; bear ; stand ; support ; tolerate
abbr. acron.
Stands for One True Pairing.
[Slang] One's OTP is a couple one is emotionally invested in.
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