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Translation of "stand" - English-German dictionary

stand

verb /stӕnd/ ( past tense, past participle stood /stud/)
to be in an upright position, not sitting or lying stehen His leg was so painful that he could hardly stand After the storm, few trees were left standing.
(often with up) to rise to the feet (auf)stehen He pushed back his chair and stood up Some people like to stand (up) when the National Anthem is played.
to remain motionless stehen The train stood for an hour outside Newcastle.
to remain unchanged gelten This law still stands.
to be in or have a particular place stehen There is now a factory where our house once stood.
to be in a particular state, condition or situation liegen As matters stand, we can do nothing to help How do you stand financially?
to accept or offer oneself for a particular position etc bewerben He is standing as Parliamentary candidate for our district.
to put in a particular position, especially upright stellen He picked up the fallen chair and stood it beside the table.
to undergo or endure ertragen He will stand (his) trial for murder I can’t stand her rudeness any longer.
to pay for (a meal etc) for (a person) spendieren Let me stand you a drink!
take the stand
to come and sit in the witness box in order to testify eine Aussage vor Gericht machen The witness was asked to take the stand.
standing adjective
permanent ständig The general’s standing orders must be obeyed.
stand-by noun ( plural stand-bys)
readiness for action die Reserve Two fire-engines went directly to the fire, and a third was on stand-by (= ready to go if ordered).
something that can be used in an emergency etc der Ersatz Fruit is a good stand-by when children get hungry between meals.
stand-in noun
a person who takes someone else’s job etc for a temporary period, especially in making films das Double The actress refused to do a nude scene in the film so they used a stand-in instead.
standing-room noun
space for standing only, not sitting der Stehplatz There was standing-room only on the bus.
make someone’s hair stand on end
to frighten someone very greatly die Haare zu Berge stehen lassen The horrible scream made his hair stand on end.
stand aside
to move to one side or withdraw out of someone’s way beiseite treten He stood aside to let me pass.
stand back
to move backwards or away zurücktreten A crowd gathered round the injured man, but a policeman ordered everyone to stand back.
stand by
to watch something happening without doing anything daneben stehen I couldn’t just stand by while he was hitting the child.
to be ready to act bereitstehen The police are standing by in case of trouble.
to support; to stay loyal to zur Seite stehen She stood by him throughout his trial.
stand down
to withdraw eg from a contest zurücktreten After thescandal he was forced to stand down as a presdential candidate.
stand fast/firm
to refuse to yield. hart bleiben
stand for
to be a candidate for election to kandidieren He stood for Parliament.
to be an abbreviation for bedeuten HQ stands for Headquarters.
to represent stehen für I like to think that our school stands for all that is best in education.
to tolerate sich gefallen lassen I won’t stand for this sort of behaviour.
stand in
to take another person’s place, job etc for a time einspringen The leading actor was ill and another actor stood in for him.
stand on one’s own (two) feet
to manage one’s own affairs without help auf eigenen Füßen stehen He soon learned how to stand on his own two feet.
stand out
to be noticeable herausragen She stood out as one of the prettiest girls in the school.
to go on resisting or to refuse to yield aushalten The garrison stood out (against the besieging army) as long as possible.
stand over
to supervise closely beaufsichtigen I have to stand over him to make him do his schoolwork.
stand up for
to support or defend eintreten für She stood up for him when the others bullied him.
stand up to
to show resistance to sich widersetzen He stood up to the bigger boys who tried to bully him These chairs have stood up to very hard use.
(Definition of stand from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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