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English definition of “stand”

stand

verb (PLACE)    /stænd/ (stood, stood)
B2 [I or T, usually + adv/prep] to be in, cause to be in, or put into a particular place: The room was empty except for a wardrobe standing in one corner. Stand the paintings against the wall while we decide where to hang them. The photograph shows the happy couple standing beside a banana tree.Placing and positioning an object [I usually + adv/prep] Vehicles that are standing are waiting: The train now standing at platform 8 is the 15.17 for Cardiff.Staying and remainingWaitingWaitingStaying and remaining
(Definition of stand verb (PLACE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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