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stand British & World English

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

bear comparison British & World English

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

walk tall British & World English

Be proud and confident

keep guard British & World English

Act as a guard

stand pat British & World English

Stick stubbornly to one’s opinion or decision

stand-up British & World English

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

stand oil British & World English

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

stand by British & World English

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

stand for British & World English

Be an abbreviation of or symbol for

stand-in British & World English

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

stand off British & World English

Move or keep away

stand-off British & World English

A deadlock between two equally matched opponents in a dispute or conflict

stand on British & World English

Be scrupulous in the observance of

stand out British & World English

Project from a surface

stand to British & World English

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

stand-to British & World English

The state of readiness for action or attack

stand up British & World English

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

coat stand British & World English

A stand with hooks on which to hang coats, hats, etc.

stand easy! British & World English

Used to instruct soldiers standing at ease that they may relax their attitude further

stand treat British & World English

Bear the expense of treating someone to something

stand trial British & World English

Be tried in a court of law

stand-alone British & World English

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

stand aside British & World English

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

stand back British & World English

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

stand down British & World English

Withdraw or resign from a position or office

stand-down British & World English

A period of relaxation after a state of alert

stand over British & World English

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

home stand British & World English

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

news stand British & World English

A stand or stall for the sale of newspapers

music stand British & World English

A rest or light frame on which sheet music or a score is supported

stand sentry British & World English

Keep guard or control access to a place

stand-off half British & World English

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

stand-offish British & World English

Distant and cold in manner; unfriendly

stand surety British & World English

Become a surety; stand bail

stand at bay British & World English

Turn to face one’s pursuers

shoulder stand British & World 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 British & World English

Speak or act in support of

stand up to British & World English

Make a spirited defence against

stand on me British & World English

Rely on me; believe me

umbrella stand British & World English

A stand for holding closed upright umbrellas

stand a chance British & World English

Have a prospect of success or survival

stand the pace British & World English

Be able to keep up with another or others

stand of arms British & World English

A complete set of weapons for one man

stand in with British & World English

Be in league or partnership with

stand by in stand British & World English

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

stand on in stand British & World English

Be scrupulous in the observance of


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