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French translation of “stand”

stand

verb /stӕnd/ (past tense, past participle stood /stud/)
to be in an upright position, not sitting or lying
être debout
His leg was so painful that he could hardly stand After the storm, few trees were left standing.
(often with up) to rise to the feet
se mettre debout
He pushed back his chair and stood up Some people like to stand (up) when the National Anthem is played.
to remain motionless
rester
The train stood for an hour outside Newcastle.
to remain unchanged
maintenir
This law still stands.
to be in or have a particular place
s’élever
There is now a factory where our house once stood.
to be in a particular state, condition or situation
dans l’état oû, dans ces conditions
As matters stand, we can do nothing to help How do you stand financially?
to accept or offer oneself for a particular position etc
être candidat (à)
He is standing as Parliamentary candidate for our district.
to put in a particular position, especially upright
poser (droit/debout)
He picked up the fallen chair and stood it beside the table.
to undergo or endure He will stand (his) trial for murder I can’t stand her rudeness any longer. to pay for (a meal etc) for (a person)
offrir
Let me stand you a drink!
take the stand to come and sit in the witness box in order to testify
venir à la barre
The witness was asked to take the stand.
standing adjective permanent
établi
The general’s standing orders must be obeyed.
stand-by noun (plural stand-bys) readiness for action
d’intervention
Two fire-engines went directly to the fire, and a third was on stand-by (= ready to go if ordered).
something that can be used in an emergency etc
d’appoint
Fruit is a good stand-by when children get hungry between meals.
stand-in noun a person who takes someone else’s job etc for a temporary period, especially in making films
remplaçant, ante, doublure
The actress refused to do a nude scene in the film so they used a stand-in instead.
standing-room noun space for standing only, not sitting
place debout
There was standing-room only on the bus.
make someone’s hair stand on end to frighten someone very greatly
faire dresser les cheveux sur la tête
The horrible scream made his hair stand on end.
stand aside to move to one side or withdraw out of someone’s way
s’écarter
He stood aside to let me pass.
stand back to move backwards or away
reculer
A crowd gathered round the injured man, but a policeman ordered everyone to stand back.
stand by to watch something happening without doing anything
rester là (à ne rien faire)
I couldn’t just stand by while he was hitting the child.
to be ready to act
se tenir prêt à intervenir
The police are standing by in case of trouble.
to support; to stay loyal to
soutenir
She stood by him throughout his trial.
stand down to withdraw eg from a contest
se désister
After thescandal he was forced to stand down as a presdential candidate.
stand fast/firm to refuse to yield.
tenir bon/ferme
stand for to be a candidate for election to
être candidat/-ate (à, pour)
He stood for Parliament.
to be an abbreviation for
vouloir dire
HQ stands for Headquarters.
to represent
représenter
I like to think that our school stands for all that is best in education.
to tolerate
tolérer
I won’t stand for this sort of behaviour.
stand in to take another person’s place, job etc for a time
remplacer
The leading actor was ill and another actor stood in for him.
stand on one’s own (two) feet to manage one’s own affairs without help
voler de ses propres ailes
He soon learned how to stand on his own two feet.
stand out to be noticeable
ressortir (d’entre, parmi)
She stood out as one of the prettiest girls in the school.
to go on resisting or to refuse to yield
tenir bon/ferme
The garrison stood out (against the besieging army) as long as possible.
stand over to supervise closely
surveiller
I have to stand over him to make him do his schoolwork.
stand up for to support or defend
prendre le parti de
She stood up for him when the others bullied him.
stand up to to show resistance to
tenir tête à
He stood up to the bigger boys who tried to bully him These chairs have stood up to very hard use.
(Definition of stand from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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