stand up for
phrasal to defend against attack or criticism

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • stand\ up\ for — • stand up for • stick up for informal v To defend against attack; fight for. John always stands up for his rights. When Mary was being criticized, Jane stuck up for her. Compare: back up, go to bat for, stand by, stand one s ground, stick to one …   Словарь американских идиом

  • stand up for — (someone/something) to defend or support someone or something. Sometimes you have to stand up for your rights. I stood up for him because he had a right to his opinion …   New idioms dictionary

  • stand up for — ► stand up for speak or act in support of. Main Entry: ↑stand …   English terms dictionary

  • stand up for — index defend, espouse, justify, plead (argue a case), support (justify), uphold Burton s Legal Thes …   Law dictionary

  • stand up for — [verb] support, champion, defend, stick up for (informal), uphold * * * phrasal : to defend against attack or criticism : justify, support he was my brother anyway and I m going to stand up for him Liam O Flaherty has always stood up for the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • stand up for — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms stand up for : present tense I/you/we/they stand up for he/she/it stands up for present participle standing up for past tense stood up for past participle stood up for stand up for someone/something to defend… …   English dictionary

  • stand up for — PHRASAL VERB (approval) If you stand up for someone or something, you defend them and make your feelings or opinions very clear. [V P P n] They stood up for what they believed to be right... [V P P n] Don t be afraid to stand up for yourself. Syn …   English dictionary

  • stand up for —    When you defend or support a person, a belief or an idea, you stand up for them.     A growing number of citizens are standing up for the victims of discrimination …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • stand up for — support, protect, speak out for    I m not afraid to stand up for our rights. I ll ask to see a lawyer …   English idioms

  • stand up for — defend against attack, fight for The citizens of the town were ready to stand up for their rights …   Idioms and examples

  • stand up for — phr verb Stand up for is used with these nouns as the object: ↑right …   Collocations dictionary

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