- [often in imperative] Military Stand ready for an attack, especially one before dawn or after dark: orders came to the guardroom to stand toMore example sentences
- 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.
More definitions of stand toDefinition of stand to in:
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