Definitions for stand by

Definitions for (verb) stand by

Main entry: stick about, stick around, stand by

Definition: be available or ready for a certain function or service

Main entry: stand by, stick, stick by, adhere

Definition: be loyal to

Usage: She stood by her husband in times of trouble; The friends stuck together through the war

Main entry: stand by

Definition: not act or do anything

Usage: He just stood by when the police beat up the demonstrators

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