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Translation of "stand" - English-Spanish dictionary

stand

verb /stӕnd/ ( past tense, past participle stood /stud/)
to be in an upright position, not sitting or lying estar de pie 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 ponerse de pie He pushed back his chair and stood up Some people like to stand (up) when the National Anthem is played.
to remain motionless pararse The train stood for an hour outside Newcastle.
to remain unchanged estar vigente This law still stands.
to be in or have a particular place ubicarse There is now a factory where our house once stood.
to be in a particular state, condition or situation estar en una condición/ situación determinada As matters stand, we can do nothing to help How do you stand financially?
to accept or offer oneself for a particular position etc ser candidato He is standing as Parliamentary candidate for our district.
to put in a particular position, especially upright poner de pie He picked up the fallen chair and stood it beside the table.
to undergo or endure aguantar He will stand (his) trial for murder I can’t stand her rudeness any longer.
to pay for (a meal etc) for (a person) pagar Let me stand you a drink!
take the stand
to come and sit in the witness box in order to testify subir al estrado The witness was asked to take the stand.
standing adjective
permanent permanente The general’s standing orders must be obeyed.
stand-by noun ( plural stand-bys)
readiness for action estado de espera 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 algo que se usa en caso de emergencia 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 suplente 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 sala de espera There was standing-room only on the bus.
make someone’s hair stand on end
to frighten someone very greatly asustar The horrible scream made his hair stand on end.
stand aside phrasal verb
to move to one side or withdraw out of someone’s way apartarse He stood aside to let me pass.
stand back phrasal verb
to move backwards or away apartarse A crowd gathered round the injured man, but a policeman ordered everyone to stand back.
stand by phrasal verb
to watch something happening without doing anything presenciar, ser testigo, no poder estar quieto I couldn’t just stand by while he was hitting the child.
to be ready to act estar a la espera The police are standing by in case of trouble.
to support; to stay loyal to apoyar She stood by him throughout his trial.
stand down phrasal verb
to withdraw eg from a contest abandonar After the scandal he was forced to stand down as a presidential candidate.
stand fast/firm
to refuse to yield resistirse She stood firm and refused to lower the price.
stand for phrasal verb
to be a candidate for election to ser un possible candidato He stood for Parliament.
to be an abbreviation for ser una abreviación de HQ stands for Headquarters.
to represent representar I like to think that our school stands for all that is best in education.
to tolerate tolerar I won’t stand for this sort of behaviour.
stand in phrasal verb
to take another person’s place, job etc for a time suplantar 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 ocuparse de sus asuntos sin la ayuda de nadie He soon learned how to stand on his own two feet.
stand out phrasal verb
to be noticeable destacar She stood out as one of the prettiest girls in the school.
to go on resisting or to refuse to yield resistirse The garrison stood out (against the besieging army) as long as possible.
stand over phrasal verb
to supervise closely vigilar de cerca I have to stand over him to make him do his schoolwork.
stand up for phrasal verb
to support or defend apoyar She stood up for him when the others bullied him.
stand up to phrasal verb
to show resistance to resistirse 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-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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