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stand by

Translation of stand by in German:

intransitive verb

Pronunciation: / -ˈ- /
  • 1
    (remain apart)
    abseits stehen
    stand [idly] by and watch something happen or while something happens
    untätig zusehen, wie etwas geschieht
    stand by and do nothing to prevent something
    sich abseits halten und nicht eingreifen, um etwas zu verhindern
  • 2
    (be near)
    daneben stehen

transitive verb

Pronunciation: / ˈ-- /
  • 1 (support) See examples:stand by somebody/one another
    jemandem/sich [gegenseitig] od. [formal] einander beistehen
  • 2 (adhere to) See examples:stand by something
    zu etwas stehen
    stand by the terms of a contract
    einen Vertrag einhalten
    stand by a promise
    ein Versprechen halten
    stand by a resolution
    einen Beschluss [in die Tat] umsetzen
  • 3 (Nautical)
    (prepare to use)
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