Definition of stand to in English:

stand to

  • [often in imperative] Military Stand ready for an attack, especially one before dawn or after dark.
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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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