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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)

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stand down

phrasal verb with stand uk   us   /stænd/ 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)
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