Definition of stand to in English:

stand to

[often in imperative] Military Stand ready for an attack, especially one before dawn or after dark: orders came to the guardroom to stand to
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  • Ordered to ‘stand-to!’ just before dawn, the men would be assigned to stand on the fire step dug into the wall of the trench.
  • All British battalions in the front line of 28th Division were ordered to ‘stand to’.
  • The defenders were ordered to stand to.
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