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|present participle||standing by|
|past tense||stood by|
|past participle||stood by|
A boat will be standing by in case of emergency.
We can’t just stand by and watch her die.
We knew they would stand by us no matter what we’d done.
The doctors are standing by their claim that they are not at fault.
This is the British English definition of stand by. View American English definition of stand by.