Definition of stand-down in English:

stand-down

Syllabification: stand-down

noun

chiefly Military
A period of relaxation after a state of alert.
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  • The days in between were either stand-downs for resupply or aborted assaults due to the inability of supporting ground units to get into position.
  • He says another crucial task of the mediators will be to broker a stand-down while ensuring the volatile situation does not crumble.
  • A serious probe would demonstrate that the government was, at the very least, guilty of criminal negligence, and, more likely, a deliberate stand-down of intelligence and security agencies.

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