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"stand down" in British English

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stand down

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phrasal verb with stand uk   /stænd/  us   /stænd/ verb (stood, stood)
to give up ​yourofficialjob or ​position: He's ​decided to ​stand down after 15 ​years as ​managingdirector.
(Definition of stand down from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"stand down" in Business English

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stand down

phrasal verb with stand uk   us   /stænd/ verb (stood, stood)
[I] UK to ​leave your ​job or ​officialposition: stand down as sth He ​stood down as ​chairman last Tuesday.
(Definition of stand down from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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