Definition of stand in in English:

stand in

  • 2 Nautical Sail closer to the shore.
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    • The American ship stood in as close to the shoals as she dared and then fired a shot across the steamer's bow.
    • The ship stood in for the island.
    • In the evening we saw a harbour, stood in towards it and found it to have all the appearances of a good one.
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