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stand down

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phrasal verb with stand uk   us   /stænd/ verb (stood, stood)
to give up your official job or position: He's decided to stand down after 15 years as managing director.
Translations of “stand down”
in Chinese (Traditional) 離職,退職, 下臺…
in Russian уходить с должности…
in Turkish çekilmek, istifa etmek, ...ı/i bırakmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 离职,退职, 下台…
in Polish ustępować, wycofać się…
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