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phrasal verb [transitive] British
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theystand against
he/she/itstands against
present participlestanding against
past tensestood against
past participlestood against
  1. 1
    stand against someone/something to oppose someone or something, especially in a brave or determined way
    We must stand against the evil forces that are threatening our country.
  2. 2
    stand against someone to take part in an election as a candidate (=someone who people vote for) to try to defeat another candidate
    He had stood against her in the party elections of 1977.
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