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Italian translation of “stand”

stand

verb
 
/stænd/ (present participle standing, past tense and past participle stood)
A2 to be in a vertical position on your feet
stare in piedi
We stood there for an hour. He’s standing over there, next to Karen.
A2 (also stand up) to rise to a vertical position on your feet from sitting or lying down
alzarsi in piedi
I get dizzy if I stand up too quickly. Please stand when the bride arrives.
to be in a particular place or position
trovarsi, essere
The tower stands in the middle of a field.
to put something in a particular place or position
mettere, collocare
She stood the umbrella by the door.
can’t stand someone/something informal B1 to hate someone or something
non poter soffrire qualcuno/qualcosa
I can’t stand him – he’s so rude! She can’t stand doing housework.
stand in someone’s way to try to stop or prevent
intralciare il cammino di qualcuno
You know I won’t stand in your way if you want to apply for a job abroad.
standing on your head If you can do something standing on your head, you can do it very easily.
a occhi chiusi
It’s the sort of program Andrew could write standing on his head.
(Definition of stand verb from the Cambridge English-Italian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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