stand to (v.)
maintain, uphold, be steadfast in
2H4 II.i.4[Hostess to Fang] Is't a lusty yeoman? Will 'a stand to't?
Cor III.i.207[Brutus to Sicinius] let us stand to our authority
H8 II.iv.86[Wolsey to Queen Katherine] You speak not like yourself, who ever yet / Have stood to charity
RJ II.iv.145[Romeo to Nurse, of Mercutio] [he] will speak more in a minute than he will stand to in a month [with bawdy pun]
TC I.ii.130[Cressida to Pandarus, of Helen's love for Troilus] Troilus will stand to the proof [with bawdy pun]
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