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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theystand for
he/she/itstands for
present participlestanding for
past tensestood for
past participlestood for
  1. 3
    [usually in negatives] stand for something to be willing to accept something that someone does

    No one makes a fool of me. I won't stand for it!

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