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English verb: stand by

1. stand by (stative) not act or do anything


SamplesHe just stood by when the police beat up the demonstrators.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)forbear, refrain

2. stand by (stative) be available or ready for a certain function or service


ExamplesThey stand by a long time


Synonymsstick about, stick around


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)wait

3. stand by (stative) be loyal to


SamplesShe stood by her husband in times of trouble.
The friends stuck together through the war.


Synonymsadhere, stick, stick by


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)be









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