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stand US English

Have or maintain an upright position, supported by one’s feet

bear comparison US English

Be of sufficient quality to be likened favorably to someone or something of the same kind

hold one's ground US English

Not retreat or lose one’s advantage during a conflict or competition

keep guard US English

Act as a guard

stand pat in pat2 US English

Stick stubbornly to one’s opinion or decision

stand pat US English

Stick stubbornly to one’s opinion or decision

stand by in stand US English

Be present while something bad is happening but fail to take any action to stop it

stand for in stand US English

Be an abbreviation of or symbol for

stand off in stand US English

Move or keep away

stand on in stand US English

Be scrupulous in the observance of

stand out in stand US English

Project from a surface

stand to in stand US English

Stand ready for an attack, especially one before dawn or after dark

stand up in stand US English

(Of an argument, claim, evidence, etc.) remain valid after close scrutiny or analysis

stand by US English

Be present while something bad is happening but fail to take any action to stop it

stand for US English

Be an abbreviation of or symbol for

stand in US English

Deputize

stand off US English

Move or keep away

stand on US English

Be scrupulous in the observance of

stand out US English

Project from a surface

stand to US English

Stand ready for an attack, especially one before dawn or after dark

stand up US English

(Of an argument, claim, evidence, etc.) remain valid after close scrutiny or analysis

stand-in US English

A person who stands in for another, especially in a performance; a substitute

stand oil US English

Linseed oil or another drying oil thickened by heating, used in paints, varnishes, and printing inks

stand-to US English

The state of readiness for action or attack

stand-up US English

Involving, done by, or engaged in by people standing up

go bail in bail1 US English

Act as surety for an accused person

coat stand US English

another term for coatrack.

keep guard in guard US English

Act as a guard

home stand US English

A series of consecutive games played at a team’s home stadium, field, or court

taxi stand US English

A place where taxicabs park while waiting to be engaged

stand trial in stand US English

Be tried in a court of law

stand alone in stand US English

Be unequaled

stand aside in stand US English

Take no action to prevent, or not involve oneself in, something that is happening

stand back in stand US English

Withdraw from a situation emotionally in order to view it more objectively

stand down in stand US English

Withdraw or resign from a position or office

stand over in stand US English

Stand close to (someone) so as to watch, supervise, or intimidate them

stand trial US English

Be tried in a court of law

stand alone US English

Be unequaled

stand aside US English

Take no action to prevent, or not involve oneself in, something that is happening

stand back US English

Withdraw from a situation emotionally in order to view it more objectively

stand down US English

Withdraw or resign from a position or office

stand over US English

Stand close to (someone) so as to watch, supervise, or intimidate them

stand-alone US English

(Of computer hardware or software) able to operate independently of other hardware or software

stand-down US English

A period of relaxation after a state of alert

music stand US English

A rack or light frame on which written or printed music is supported

stand sentry in sentry US English

Keep guard or control access to a place

stand sentry US English

Keep guard or control access to a place

stand-off half US English

A half back who forms a link between the scrum half and the three-quarters

witness stand US English

The place in a court where a witness stands to give evidence


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