Definition of stand for phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


stand for

 phrasal verb
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    stand for something

    [no passive]
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  1. 1  (not used in the progressive tenses) to be an abbreviation or symbol of something ‘The book's by T.C. Smith.’ ‘What does the ‘T.C.’ stand for?’
  2. 2to support something I hated the organization and all it stood for (= the ideas that it supported).
  3. 3  not stand for something to not let somebody do something or something happen I'm not standing for it any longer.
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