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stand US English

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

stand US Thesaurus

Lionel stood in the doorway

bear comparison US English

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

keep guard US English

Act as a guard

stand pat US English

Stick stubbornly to one’s opinion or decision

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


stand-in US English

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

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-to US English

The state of readiness for action or attack

stand up US English

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

stand-up US English

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

stand oil US English

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

stand-in US Thesaurus

a stand-in for the minister

home stand US English

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

music stand US English

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

stand trial US English

Be tried in a court of law

stand alone US English

Be unequaled

stand-alone US English

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

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-down US English

A period of relaxation after a state of alert

stand over US English

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

tank stand US English

A structure that supports a large container in which water is stored

taxi stand US English

A place where taxicabs park while waiting to be engaged

stand sentry US English

Keep guard or control access to a place

witness stand US English

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

stand at bay US English

Turn to face one’s pursuers

one-night stand US English

A sexual relationship lasting only one night

stand sentinel US English

(Of a soldier) keep watch

shoulder stand US English

A gymnastic movement in which, starting from a supine position, the torso and legs are raised vertically over the head and supported on the shoulders and arms

stand up for US English

Speak or act in support of

stand up to US English

Make a spirited defense against

umbrella stand US English

A stand for holding closed upright umbrellas

stand a chance US English

Have a prospect of success or survival

stand of arms US English

A complete set of weapons for one man

stand-off half US English

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

take the stand US English

Testify at a trial

stand on ceremony US English

Insist on the observance of formalities

stand one's ground US English

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

stand out a mile US English

Be very obvious or incongruous

stand someone off US English

Keep someone away: repel someone

stand someone up US English

Fail to keep an appointment with a boyfriend or girlfriend

stand of colours US English

A battalion’s flags

stand on one's dignity US English

Insist on being treated with due respect

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