Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

Portuguese 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
estar de pé
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
levantar-se, ficar de pé
I get dizzy if I stand up too quickly . Please stand when the bride arrives .
to be in a particular place or position
ficar, encontrar-se
The tower stands in the middle of a field .
to put something in a particular place or position
pôr, colocar
She stood the umbrella by the door .
can’t stand someone/something informal B1 to hate someone or something
não suportar alguém/algo
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
atrapalhar alguém
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 .
com os pés nas costas
It’s the sort of program Andrew could write standing on his head .
(Definition of stand verb from the Cambridge English-Portuguese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Sitting and standing, but you might be interested in these topics from the Moving or holding the body in various ways topic area:

Definitions of “stand” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

chef

a skilled and trained cook who works in a hotel or restaurant, especially the most important cook

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More