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English definition of “stand”

stand

verb [T + two objects] (BUY)    /stænd/ (stood, stood)
to buy something, especially a meal or a drink, for someone: I couldn't get to the bank, so could you stand me lunch?Paying and spending money
(Definition of stand verb (BUY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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