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Definition of the verb Stand down

What does Stand down mean as a doing phrase?


  1. [idiomatic] To wait; to stop pursuing or fighting.
  2. To withdraw or retire from a position or from a team. transitive and/or intransitive


  1. "Stand down" is a composition.
  2. "Stand down" is a musical single of Showtaro Morikubo.
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Google previewDream Dictionary (2007)

An A-to-Z Guide to Understanding Your Unconscious Mind by Tony Crisp

Idioms: know where one stands; left standing; make a stand against; stand alone; stand aside; stand by; stand corrected; stand down; stand firm; stand in someone's way; stand up for; stand up to; stand one's ground; stand on ceremony or ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Confusable Phrases (2010)

More Than 10,000 Idioms and Collocations by Yuri Dolgopolov

stand down • step down stand down—1. leave the witness box in a court of law after giving evidence: The examining counsel is ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Military Terms (1918)

by Edward Samuel Farrow

Stand down is the order countermanding "stand-to." Stand to Horse. — A position assumed by troopers preparatory to mounting. Stand to the Guns. — An expression meaning to prepare for action by taking station at the guns. Stang-ball .

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