stick up for - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive] informal
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.

See also main entry: stick