Meaning of “stand down” in the English Dictionary

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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 your official job or position:

He's decided to stand down after 15 years as managing director.

(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 /stænd/ us verb stood, stood

[ I ] UK to leave your job or official position:

stand down as sth He stood down as chairman last Tuesday.

(Definition of “stand down” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)