/stænd/v(past tense and past participlestood/stʊd/)(BE IN SITUATION)
›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.