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stand (in) back of (someone or something)

1. Literally, to stand or position oneself to the rear of someone or something. OK, Jake, you stand back of Samantha here in line. I think that's my blind date standing awkwardly in back of the statue across the square.
2. To guarantee, ensure, or show one's steadfast support of someone or something; to show such support or guarantee for someone's or something's worth, ability, performance, etc. I'm very grateful to my husband, who always stood back of me during the inquest. If your own employees won't stand in back of your new software, how can you expect the public to adopt it?
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stand (in) back of someone or something

 and stand behind someone or something 
1. Lit. to place oneself at the rear of someone or something. Please stand behind your friends. The police told them to stand behind the fence.
2. Fig. to guarantee someone or something; to guarantee the performance or worth of someone or something. I will stand back of Elaine. I trust her totally. The manufacturer stands behind this product.
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Foreign countries stand behind the recent terrorist operations in Baghdad to hinder the electoral process and to destroy the democratic experience in Iraq," said the statement received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
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We strongly stand behind initiatives that support the health of our consumers and restore our nation's natural resources," Linda Freybler, director of marketing for Natural Touch, said.
Let's hope the National Security Law Unit will stand behind their decisions then, especially since the biggest threat to us now, UBL [Usama bin Laden], is getting the most 'protection.
But a defiant Hammam dismissed O'Leary's comments and he told the Leeds manager that he had permission from the football authorities to stand behind the goal.
7 Daily Variety reports that Paramount continues to stand behind Schlessinger.
Well located, high quality properties and the reputation of the developers who stand behind them are the factors that are attracting major tenants.
The woman said she was watching the sealife when she felt someone stand behind her and touch her body in an improper way.
BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: MP from the Kurdistan Alliance (KA), Muhsen al-Saadon, said Thursday that Arab and Turcoman lawmakers' illegal demands regarding Kirkuk stand behind hindering the approval of the elections bill.
If you stand behind your product, everyone gets a better deal.