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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
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
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
He will stand (his) trial for murder I can’t stand her rudeness any longer.
to pay for (a meal etc) for (a person)
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
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
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
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
He stood aside to let me pass.
stand back phrasal verb to move backwards or away
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
She stood by him throughout his trial.
stand down phrasal verb to withdraw eg from a contest
After the scandal he was forced to stand down as a presidential candidate.
stand fast/firm to refuse to yield
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
I like to think that our school stands for all that is best in education.
to tolerate
I won’t stand for this sort of behaviour.
stand in phrasal verb to take another person’s place, job etc for a time
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
She stood out as one of the prettiest girls in the school.
to go on resisting or to refuse to yield
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
She stood up for him when the others bullied him.
stand up to phrasal verb to show resistance to
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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