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English definition of “stand”

stand

verb (BE IN SITUATION)   /stænd/ (past tense and past participle stood  /stʊd/)
to be or get into a particular state or situation: [I] As things stand right now, there’s no telling who will win. [I] Let the mixture stand for fifteen minutes. [L] Some of these older houses have stood empty for years. [L] He stands accused of tax evasion. [L] Even without her shoes, she stands over six feet tall. stands trial If someone stands trial, accusations against that person are examined in a court of law: Berenson will stand trial next month in the county court.
(Definition of stand verb (BE IN SITUATION) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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