ON FEET [I] › to be in a vertical position on your feet: We'd been standing for hours. He's standing over there, next to Karen. RISE [I] (also stand up) › 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: We stood in line all afternoon.
stand (sth) in/against/by, etc sth › to be in or to put something in a particular place or position: 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 › to hate someone or something: I can't stand him. [+ doing sth] She can't stand doing housework. ACCEPT [T] › to be able to accept or deal with a difficult situation: She couldn't stand the pressures of the job. The pain was more than he could stand.
stand at sth › to be at a particular level, amount, height, etc: Inflation currently stands at 3 percent.
where you stand on sth › what your opinion is about something: 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: She said she will never leave her husband, so now at least I know where I stand.
OFFER [I] › If an offer still stands, it still exists: You're welcome to visit any time - my invitation still stands.
as it stands › as something is now, without changes in it: 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: to stand trial for murder
stand to gain/lose sth › to be in a situation where you can get/lose money or an advantage: He stands to gain a fortune if the company is sold.