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stand down

UK phrasal verb with stand
 
 
/stænd/ verb ( past tense and past participle stood)
to leave a job or position so that someone else can do it instead: He stood down as party leader.Retiring and resigning from work
Translations of “stand down”
in Chinese (Traditional) 離職,退職, 下臺…
in Russian уходить с должности…
in Turkish çekilmek, istifa etmek, ...ı/i bırakmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 离职,退职, 下台…
in Polish ustępować, wycofać się…
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