stand by

Definitions of stand by
  1. verb
    be available or ready for a certain function or service
    synonyms: stick about, stick around
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    type of:
    wait
    stay in one place and anticipate or expect something
  2. verb
    not act or do anything
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    type of:
    forbear, refrain
    resist doing something
  3. verb
    be loyal to
    “She stood by her husband in times of trouble”
    synonyms: adhere, stick, stick by
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    type of:
    be
    have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)
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