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stand

verb [I or T] (VERTICAL)    /stænd/ (stood, stood)
A2 to be in a vertical state or to put into a vertical state, especially (of a person or animal) by making the legs straight: Granny says if she stands for a long time her ankles hurt. As a sign of politeness you should stand (up) when she comes in. Stand still and be quiet! After the earthquake not a single building was left standing in the village. Stand the bottles on the table over there. → See also stand upSitting and standing
(Definition of stand verb (VERTICAL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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