stick up for
phrasal to speak or act in defense of ; support

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  • stick up for — (someone/something) to support or defend someone or something. Her friends stuck up for her when other people said she was guilty …   New idioms dictionary

  • stick up for — ► stick up for support or defend. Main Entry: ↑stick …   English terms dictionary

  • stick up for — index side Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • stick up for — SUPPORT, take someone s side, side with, be on the side of, stand by, stand up for, take someone s part, defend, come to the defence of, champion, speak up for, fight for. → stick * * * phrasal : to speak or act in defense of : stand up for :… …   Useful english dictionary

  • stick up for — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms stick up for : present tense I/you/we/they stick up for he/she/it sticks up for present participle sticking up for past tense stuck up for past participle stuck up for informal stick up for someone/something… …   English dictionary

  • stick\ 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

  • stick up for — PHRASAL VERB If you stick up for a person or a principle, you support or defend them forcefully. [V P P n] Dad spoils me. He loves me. He sticks up for me... [V P P n] I can stick up for myself... [V P P n] He has shown a great deal of courage in …   English dictionary

  • stick up for — verb To defend or protect. You really need to stick up for yourself against that bully. Syn: give as good as one gets, go to bat for, stick ones neck out for …   Wiktionary

  • stick up for — after what she did, not even her family would stick up for her Syn: support, take someone s side, side with, be on the side of, stand by, stand up for, take someone s part, defend, come to the defense of, champion, speak up for, fight for …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • stick up for — support, encourage    Will you stick up for me if I get in an argument? …   English idioms

  • stick up for — Synonyms and related words: advocate, allege in support, answer, argue for, assert, back, back up, champion, contend for, counter, defend, espouse, get behind, get in behind, maintain, make a plea, plead for, rebut, refute, reply, respond,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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