Translation of "stand" - English-Polish dictionary


verb uk us /stænd/ (past tense and past participle stood)

A2 to be in a vertical position on your feet

We'd been standing for hours.
RISE [ I ] ( also stand up)

A2 to rise to a vertical position on your feet from sitting or lying down

I get dizzy if I stand up too quickly.
Please stand when the bride arrives.
stand in line US ( UK queue)

to wait for something as part of a line of people

stać w kolejce
We stood in line all afternoon.
stand (sth) in/against/by, etc sth

B2 to be in or to put something in a particular place or position

stawiać coś gdzieś , stać gdzieś
His walking stick stood by the door.
You'll have to stand the sofa on its end to get it through the door.
can't stand sb/sth informal

B1 to hate someone or something

nie móc znieść kogoś/czegoś
I can't stand him.
[ + doing sth ] She can't stand doing housework.

to be able to accept or deal with a difficult situation

She couldn't stand the pressures of the job.
stand at sth

to be at a particular level, amount, height, etc

wynosić ileś
Inflation currently stands at 3 percent.
where you stand on sth

what your opinion is about something

jakajest czyjaś opinia w sprawie czegoś
We asked the senator where she stood on gun control.
where you stand (with sb)

what someone thinks about you, how they expect you to behave, and how they are likely to behave

czego się można (po kimś ) spodziewać
She said she will never leave her husband, so now at least I know where I stand.

If an offer still stands, it still exists.

być aktualnym
You're welcome to visit any time - my invitation still stands.
as it stands

as something is now, without changes in it

w obecnej formie
The law as it stands is very unclear.
stand trial

If someone stands trial, they appear in a law court where people decide if they are guilty of a crime.

stawać przed sądem, być sądzonym
to stand trial for murder
stand to gain/lose sth

to be in a situation where you can get/lose money or an advantage

móc zyskać/stracić coś
He stands to gain a fortune if the company is sold.

(Translation of “stand verb” from the Cambridge English–Polish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)