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phrasal verb [transitive] informal
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theystick up for
he/she/itsticks up for
present participlesticking up for
past tensestuck up for
past participlestuck up for
  1. stick up for someone/something to speak in support of a person or an idea, belief, or plan, especially when no one else will

    Don’t worry, the family will stick up for you.

    stick up for yourself:

    I don’t need any help, thanks. I can stick up for myself.

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to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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