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stand over sb

phrasal verb with stand uk   us   /stænd/ verb (stood, stood)
to stand close to someone and watch what they are doing: Don't stand over me all the time - it makes me nervous.
Translations of “stand over sb”
in Chinese (Traditional) 就近從旁觀察(某人)做事…
in Chinese (Simplified) 站在近旁观察(某人)做事…
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