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Translation of "stand" - English-Italian dictionary

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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