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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

keep guard British & World English

Act as a guard

hold one's ground British & World English

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

walk tall British & World English

Be proud and confident

stand pat in pat2 British & World English

Stick stubbornly to one’s opinion or decision

stand pat British & World English

Stick stubbornly to one’s opinion or decision

stand by in stand British & World English

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

stand for in stand British & World English

Be an abbreviation of or symbol for

stand on in stand British & World English

Be scrupulous in the observance of

stand out in stand British & World English

Project from a surface

stand to in stand British & World English

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

stand up in stand British & World English

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

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 off British & World English

Move or keep away

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 up British & World English

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

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

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

stand oil British & World English

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

stand-to British & World English

The state of readiness for action or attack

stand-up British & World English

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

go bail in bail1 British & World English

Act as surety for an accused person

coat stand British & World English

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

stand easy! in easy British & World English

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

stand easy! British & World English

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

music stand British & World English

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

news stand British & World English

A stand or stall for the sale of newspapers

stand treat in stand British & World English

Bear the expense of treating someone to something

stand trial in stand British & World English

Be tried in a court of law

stand aside in stand British & World English

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

stand back in stand British & World English

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

stand down in stand British & World English

Withdraw or resign from a position or office

stand over in stand British & World English

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

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 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 over British & World English

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


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