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German translation of “stand”

stand

verb /stӕnd/ (past tense, past participle stood /stud/)
to be in an upright position, not sitting or lying
stehen
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
(auf)stehen
He pushed back his chair and stood up Some people like to stand (up) when the National Anthem is played.
to remain motionless
stehen
The train stood for an hour outside Newcastle.
to remain unchanged
gelten
This law still stands.
to be in or have a particular place
stehen
There is now a factory where our house once stood.
to be in a particular state, condition or situation
liegen
As matters stand, we can do nothing to help How do you stand financially?
to accept or offer oneself for a particular position etc
bewerben
He is standing as Parliamentary candidate for our district.
to put in a particular position, especially upright
stellen
He picked up the fallen chair and stood it beside the table.
to undergo or endure
ertragen
He will stand (his) trial for murder I can’t stand her rudeness any longer.
to pay for (a meal etc) for (a person)
spendieren
Let me stand you a drink!
take the stand to come and sit in the witness box in order to testify
eine Aussage vor Gericht machen
The witness was asked to take the stand.
standing adjective permanent
ständig
The general’s standing orders must be obeyed.
stand-by noun (plural stand-bys) readiness for action
die Reserve
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
der Ersatz
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
das Double
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
der Stehplatz
There was standing-room only on the bus.
make someone’s hair stand on end to frighten someone very greatly
die Haare zu Berge stehen lassen
The horrible scream made his hair stand on end.
stand aside to move to one side or withdraw out of someone’s way
beiseite treten
He stood aside to let me pass.
stand back to move backwards or away
zurücktreten
A crowd gathered round the injured man, but a policeman ordered everyone to stand back.
stand by to watch something happening without doing anything
daneben stehen
I couldn’t just stand by while he was hitting the child.
to be ready to act
bereitstehen
The police are standing by in case of trouble.
to support; to stay loyal to
zur Seite stehen
She stood by him throughout his trial.
stand down to withdraw eg from a contest
zurücktreten
After thescandal he was forced to stand down as a presdential candidate.
stand fast/firm to refuse to yield.
hart bleiben
stand for to be a candidate for election to
kandidieren
He stood for Parliament.
to be an abbreviation for
bedeuten
HQ stands for Headquarters.
to represent
stehen für
I like to think that our school stands for all that is best in education.
to tolerate
sich gefallen lassen
I won’t stand for this sort of behaviour.
stand in to take another person’s place, job etc for a time
einspringen
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
auf eigenen Füßen stehen
He soon learned how to stand on his own two feet.
stand out to be noticeable
herausragen
She stood out as one of the prettiest girls in the school.
to go on resisting or to refuse to yield
aushalten
The garrison stood out (against the besieging army) as long as possible.
stand over to supervise closely
beaufsichtigen
I have to stand over him to make him do his schoolwork.
stand up for to support or defend
eintreten für
She stood up for him when the others bullied him.
stand up to to show resistance to
sich widersetzen
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-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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