stand behind

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Related to stand behind: stand by, thesaurus, knee-slapping, stand behind me
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1. To adopt a standing posture.Also used with up:
2. To restore to or place in an upright or proper position.Also used with up:
3. To put up with.Also used with for:
Informal: lump.
Idioms: take it, take it lying down.
4. Informal. To pay for the food, drink, or entertainment of (another):
Informal: set up.
Slang: blow.
Idiom: stand treat.
phrasal verb
stand behind
To aid the cause of by approving or favoring:
Idioms: align oneself with, go to bat for, take the part of.
phrasal verb
stand by
To aid the cause of by approving or favoring:
Idioms: align oneself with, go to bat for, take the part of.
phrasal verb
stand for
1. To serve as an example, image, or symbol of:
2. To serve as an official delegate of:
phrasal verb
stand in
To act as a substitute:
Informal: pinch-hit, sub.
phrasal verb
stand out
1. To curve outward past the normal or usual limit:
2. To be obtrusively conspicuous:
Idioms: stare someone in the face, stick out like a sore thumb.
phrasal verb
stand up
1. To prove valid under scrutiny:
Informal: wash.
2. To withstand stress or difficulty:
References in classic literature ?
I'll try not to let it go," he said, taking his stand behind Tit, and waiting for the time to begin.
Others will stand behind counters, and measure tape, and ribbon, and cambric by the yard.
But I made Thompson let those gold-framed mirrors that used to stand behind the bar go into the bargain, and they sort of furnish the room.
The women always stood behind the miners, the miners will stand behind these women.
Dubai Court of First Instance was yesterday told that the 44-year-old Pakistani driver allegedly took advantage of the crowd of people to stand behind the girl and rub his body against her.
Is to stand behind him in front of a mirror and very slowly Go through the ancient silly ritual: prop up the shirt collar, Drape the tie around the holy squirming lean beloved neck You have seen every day for years and years since the first Moment you saw it peer out of its moist miraculous cavern.
The source confirmed Kuwait stand behind with Saudi Arabia and support all the measures taken to maintain security and stability of the country.
Should we break down, we stand behind the barriers.
We prepared well for the game and we discussed a lot of things, but what flag we were going to stand behind was definitely not one of them.
The government will forcefully confront the suspicious calls to violate law and order and those who stand behind them through decisive measures," he said.
The bloc added that this issue should be voiced because expatriates have the right to know the parties that stand behind blocking their way to practice their political life.
Erekat threatened to publish other documents which will embarrass those who stand behind the Qatar-based channel.