Definition of stand or stay the pace in English:

stand (or stay) the pace

Be able to keep up with another or others: a sprinter will never stand the pace with a distance man
More example sentences
  • We were able to stay the pace, to meet them head-on in the tackle and to carry the ball to them.
  • But East had the extra commitment, fire and speed that helped them stay the pace, withstand the pressure and finally run out worthy winners.
  • I'm 33, and it's getting more and more difficult for my body to stay the pace.
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Pronunciation: ˌhɪpnə(ʊ)ˈpɒmpɪk
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