Meaning of STAND in English

STAND

I. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a display stand (= table with shelves etc used for showing things to the public )

A lot of companies had impressive display stands in the conference hall.

a record stands (= is not beaten )

His record stood for 42 years.

a regular/standing army (= permanent and existing whether there is a war or not )

The regular army has about 5,000 troops.

a sitting/kneeling/standing position

The priest rose from his kneeling position by the bed.

a standing committee (= a permanent one )

a statue stands somewhere

His statue now stands in the courtyard.

an exhibition stand (= a stand for showing things at an exhibition )

He took up his position at the exhibition stand.

an open/standing invitation (= an invitation to do something at any time you like )

Phillip kindly gave me an open invitation to stay at his villa in Tuscany.

as things stand (= at present )

As things stand at the moment, I have no intention of becoming a candidate myself.

competent to stand trial

A psychiatrist said McKibben was competent to stand trial .

concession stand

death toll stands at

The official death toll stands at 53.

don’t stand a ghost of a chance

They don’t stand a ghost of a chance of winning.

hat stand

have/stand a chance (of sth) (= it is possible you will do it )

I think you have a good chance of getting the job.

keep/stand guard (over sb/sth)

Gunmen stood guard at the camp entrance.

music stand

newspaper stand

not stand up to scrutiny/not bear scrutiny (= be found to have faults when examined )

Such arguments do not stand up to careful scrutiny.

one-night stand

I’m not into one-night stands.

principled stand/opposition/objection etc

He took a principled stand against the legislation.

remain/stand aloof (from sth)

Initially, the President remained aloof from the campaign.

sb’s standing in the polls (= how popular a poll shows them to be )

The President's standing in the polls declined sharply.

sit/stand bolt upright (= sit or stand with your back very straight )

Murphy and I both sat bolt upright when we heard the alarm.

stand as a candidate for sth (= compete for a position in an election )

Lee stated that he did not intend to stand as a candidate in the presidential elections.

stand down from a committee (= leave it )

Everyone was sorry when he stood down from the committee.

stand for parliament (= try to be elected )

Ms Jackson stood for Parliament as a Labour candidate.

stand idly by

I cannot stand idly by and let him take the blame.

stand in sharp/stark etc contrast to sth

The mountains stand in stark contrast to the area around them.

stand on a corner

She stood on the corner saying goodnight to Michael.

stand to lose (= risk losing )

Creditors and investors stand to lose vast sums after the company’s collapse.

stand upright

The ceiling was so low I was unable to stand upright.

stand/face trial (= be judged in a court of law )

Doctors said he was unfit to stand trial.

standing in a line

The four men were standing in a line on the other side of the table.

standing in the doorway

There was Paolo, standing in the doorway .

standing order

standing ovation (= everyone stood up )

The Chancellor’s entrance was greeted with a standing ovation .

standing room only (= no seats were left )

There was standing room only in the courthouse.

standing room

There was standing room only no seats were left in the courthouse.

stands accused of (= has been accused of )

The professor stands accused of stealing his student’s ideas and publishing them.

stands...deserted

The old mine now stands completely deserted .

stand/sit/lie motionless

The men stood motionless as Weir held his finger to his lips.

stand/stay/remain etc on the sidelines

You can’t stay on the sidelines for ever; it’s time you got involved.

stand/wait in a queue

She stood in the queue at the checkout.

stand/wait in line

Customers stood in line for 20 minutes at the cash register.

stood empty

The building stood empty for several years.

stood erect

Martin stood erect on the platform.

stood idle

The whole team stood idle , waiting for the mechanic.

stood on the doorstep

He stood on the doorstep , straightening his tie.

stood on tiptoe

She stood on tiptoe to kiss him.

stood still

We stood still and watched as the deer came closer.

sweat stands out on sb's forehead (= there are drops of sweat on sb's forehead )

Sweat stood out on Ian's forehead.

take/stand for/put up with crap (= to allow someone to treat you badly )

I’m not going to take any more of this crap!

the witness box/stand (= where the witness sits when speaking in court )

He spent three hours in the witness stand.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

around

In one corner is a bath and about three nurses are standing around with masks on.

But these classical kids just stood around in rehearsal waiting to be shown what to do.

They all stood around staring at her and smiling awkwardly, as if she was embarrassing.

He closed his eyes on the idea of people standing around a grave and this poor woman trying to fathom it all.

When I arrived at St Andrews everybody was standing around , and then Arnold comes out.

I went outside and stood around with the men in the road.

Musical Freeze Players stand around the room.

As it was, I had to stand around a bar packed two and three deep.

aside

He stood aside and the great vehicle moved ponderously out of the garage.

He looked at Louis, who stood aside watching Jambo out of wounded, soulful eyes.

It seemed unbelievable that they would stand aside and let them leave like this.

Then he stood aside again, still conducting, urging her to move faster.

We stood aside on the trail and let them pass.

Kate Miskin pushed open the first door on the left and stood aside for Dalgliesh and Massingham to enter.

Mundin unlocks the door to the cabin and stands aside to let the ladies in.

back

I stood back and she went past me like a ship sailing into war.

But if you stood back and looked at our business, this was a ridiculous attitude.

Edouard stood back by the doors, watching her, his face oddly closed.

Dolores stood back grinning, urging Ruth to go on in.

I would stand back and try to line up at a better angle, but still the thought was there.

Rohmer stood back , screaming obscenities at him.

Mix in the hair-trigger rage that can result from steroid use and, well, stand back , ladies and gentlemen.

by

Vigilant was also called upon to stand by in the Thames approaches to assist as necessary.

He went and stood by her side, his arm around her slender waist.

Karlheinz caught the wave, then turned the camera on the group of figures standing by .

The world stood by in silence.

Stand by for a revealing insight into your childhood or upbringing.

Special helps are hard to come by but bullies are standing by with sticks in their hands at every door.

We can not stand by and wait for the equivalent of the Apple Macintosh to create a second empowerment of our students.

for

I am still 100 percent behind Credit Management and all that it stands for .

What do the initials stand for ?

Is it realising the socialist ideals that we stood for ?

Why were heterosexual feminists outraged and repelled by us and all we stood for ?

She hated Mrs Ramsay and all she stood for .

If one is to avoid this simple circularity, then one must explain standing for in terms of some natural relation between particulars.

It was one of those pictures that went totally against the grain of everything that the movie industry believed it stood for .

in

The lane they were standing in was bordered by two rows of trees.

Fong stood in the doorway, his invitation clutched tightly in his hand.

He would stand in for her.

They were standing in the shadowy arcade that encircled the cobblestone courtyard.

Proud and pleased to be playing opposite Frank Donovan who had once stood in for Hayden Coffin.

Files that do nothing but stand in for other files.

All are family run and stand in or very close to the resort centre.

He could have been standing in almost any room of the old Porter place, he thought.

now

It is a tiny building, only 38 by 25 feet, and now stands a little below the present pavement level.

His former work force of 1, 300 now stands at 220.

The rate now stands at 12 percent.

He had folded the thin dish towel over his forearm and stood now with clasped hands.

These buildings now stand empty and unused.

He stood now with the sponge dripping down his side.

The result now stands at 21 - 16 in Aberdeen's favour with 3 matches halved.

Johnstone now stands 6-4 and weights 255.

out

The East Anglians stood out from the local people, both by reason of their speech and their dress.

It made me stand out , and I liked the feeling: I fed off it.

For these reasons feminist values stand out like a sore thumb.

I have used dozens of makes of socks and the one that stands out above all the others is Thor-Lo.

Use wall lighting to make your favourite prints stand out .

The names of four choreographers immediately stand out .

We stood out in the churchyard, wrapped in shawls listening to the hymns and hearing the organ peeling out.

Scott squeezed more tightly, the muscles in his forearm standing out like chords.

still

It too was replaced by a larger stone station, part of which still stands beside the modern structure which succeeded it.

I have stood still instead of fighting on her side as I did in the basement in Lobethal.

Few products stand still in terms of their costs.

Time may not have stood still there, but it was close.

I looked back, they were still standing there showing no signs of pain.

Elvis and the hundreds gathered there stand still and quiet.

You then have 15 seconds' rest, during which time you must stand still .

And then the carts with their array of pastry to make the heart stand still .

there

Mrs Phipps stood there , quiet, plain, dressed in dove grey, with a handkerchief clutched in her hand.

But Karen is just standing there , ashen.

She was conscious of that as he stood there , watching her.

You stand there , insert copious schillings, and hey presto! the machine does the rest.

Maybe he had been standing there so long his mind had just gone off the job.

But standing there with Billie, surrounded by implements that promised home improvement, he yielded to an acquisitive urge.

I just stood there like a goof waiting for him to introduce her.

She was standing there half-dressed, a black skirt, no stockings yet, no shoes, a white blouse not buttoned.

together

They stood together , barely touching.

We stood together on the train platform, in silence.

The great lady and the little gentleman stood together on the hearthrug.

We stood together in the quaint street with our pants around our ankles.

For some reason she recalled that moment during the afternoon when they had stood together on the slope looking down on Rocamar.

We stood together in the doorway.

We stood together in silence for a long moment.

This happens especially with verbs that stand together when one comes to be felt as a mere satellite of the other.

up

He ate it standing up by the sink, and deliberately left the little pot on the marble work surface.

Is this the best way to show women how this clothing might stand up to real-world stresses and tribulations?

The narrators have been persecuted for standing up for their principles.

Maybe even stand up , if everyone else does.

The most comfortable position was to stand up .

Mr Cox stood up and walked out, followed by others.

This was the reason she stood up .

She stood up straight, wiped at her face and seemed alarmed to find it veiled.

upright

Every tree is unique, with shapes that evoke a person standing upright with raised arms.

He stood upright on the driver's seat, staring up into the clouds.

With the breath sucked out of her lungs, she could barely stand upright in the face of the gusts.

When at last she was able to stand upright in safety, her knees buckled and her body was drenched with sweat.

Mom stands upright , her skis over her shoulder, a pair of climbing skins wrapped jauntily about her waist.

If knocked over, you stood upright again, at attention, and took the punishment until the staff tired of it.

It is a pleasure to stand upright again.

■ NOUN

attention

As they approached, Schellenberg pulled Devlin to one side and stood at attention .

It stands to attention , striking the air with a knowing finger.

You stand at attention until assigned.

Two guards, both armed with machine-pistols, stood stiffly to attention either side of him.

They walked slowly, led by the bagpipers, past an honor guard of law enforcement officers standing stiffly at attention .

As soon as you saw that you were about to be struck, you stood at attention and waited for the blows.

When a teacher entered or left a room, we stood at attention until given permission to do otherwise.

chance

Voice over Coetzer must draw that sting to stand any chance of survival on Saturday.

Why Forbes thought that he stood a realistic chance of success this year is a question that baffled observers.

He's decided to come into motor sport and stands a good chance .

Red letter customers need to witness investment returns greater than 8 per cent to stand any chance of repaying their mortgage.

If you do not get a seat in the chambers of which you are a pupil, you stand little chance elsewhere.

No Labour rethink that ignores this will stand a chance of success in the future.

While you're here don't say it, and we might all stand a chance of getting out of here alive.

This means that the salespeople for all of these products stand some chance of success.

crowd

Yanto was one of those men who stood out in a crowd .

A small crowd of living stood watching the growing crowd of dead.

Nisodemus stood slightly ahead of the crowd , holding his hands in the air.

Irvin stood before the crowd at Texas Stadium that day and blistered the fans who ripped Switzer.

They stood amid the station crowds , arguing.

Primo and the man stand facing the crowd .

She had stood out in the crowd even amongst the beautiful beach children of San Francisco.

And I was standing over with the crowd of my brothers and sisters.

door

The inner door stood open and through it she caught sight of Eleanor Shergold sitting in one of the pews.

The doors of the Huey stood open, and the rush of air was exhilarating.

The kitchen door stood open and on impulse she went in.

Returning to the side door , he stood just inside it for a while and then stepped out to the sidewalk.

He stopped by on his night off, was let in the stage door , and stood in the wings.

At the door Nurse Lambert stood waiting with a wheelchair - crisp, starched, bright as the April sunlight.

doorway

He was standing just inside the doorway , supporting Piper O'Rourke, who was looking old, tired and bruised.

A medic stood in the doorway of the operating tent diverting some of the stretchers away.

Trent walked round through the lean-to kitchen and stood in the doorway , from where he could see into the restaurant.

Steve Cooper was standing in an outside doorway of the building he owns in downtown Olympia.

She was standing in the doorway and smiling uncertainly.

A volunteer from Project Open Hand was standing in their doorway holding a large box decorated with streamers and balloons.

Later, Ashley stood in the doorway of the barn.

When Dorothy stood in the doorway and looked around, she could see nothing but the great grey prairie on every side.

election

If her party backed her, she said, she would stand in presidential elections later in the year.

Of the 20 Cabinet ministers and ministers of state in the outgoing government to stand for election only four were returned.

The right to stand for election still remained restricted to Matai.

His party stood in these elections pledging to fight the undoubted problems faced by many constituents.

He flatly rejected the pleas of Aung San to stand for election .

Did you know that 30 Tory knights of shire and suburb are not standing at the election ?

On Jan. 20 Chalerm, leader of the Muan Chon, announced that he would stand in the forthcoming elections .

You have said that you will stand in the presidential election next April.

foot

She straightened where she stood and regarded his feet critically.

Richard stood five foot ten, slightly stooped.

As he sipped his cider, Yanto's attention was drawn to a group standing a few feet from their table.

Law enforcement agents and reporters were standing within feet of the trash bin where the second blast occurred.

Accordingly it stood five feet high, surrounded by a low rail and of course covered with straw.

The last time that happened was in 1950, when Manvel's main street stood a foot deep in water.

She, who'd always stood on her own feet , fought her own battles.

Goldie Preston Tracy Richmond stood 6-\#foot-4, weighed 350 pounds and wore a man's size 14 shoe.

front

She's standing there in front of her doll's house, doors folded right back.

Mulcahey stood in front of the dressing-room mirror.

One stands naked facing front with her arms raised around her head which turns to face the sea.

What made him feel more ashamed, standing in front of Cristalena, or Firebug?

I stood there in front of him with my chin jerking.

Three men approached the car, and one of them stood in front of it, Velarde said.

There should not be a guard standing in front of a gate asking for identification.

The moment they emerged from the field, Jinju felt as if she were standing naked in front of a crowd.

ground

Nell flinched, but stood her ground .

But he could doggedly stand his ground .

Magee stood his ground a moment longer, then headed towards the stone steps.

The guide, however, stood his ground , frantically giving me unrecognizable signs.

I calculate, I stand my ground .

When Moon-Watcher reached the far side, One-Ear was still standing his ground .

At length I stood on the ground , up to my ankles in fresh-fallen snow.

I stood my ground , hands on hips, scowling.

hair

His hair stood up, like wire.

His hair stood up in an Afro cut.

I felt the hairs stand on my head; my legs were fast emptying.

Her dark hair stood out like an untidy halo around her head.

My limbs fail, my mouth is parched, my hair is standing on end.

head

His very stance could be intimidating, standing with his head lowered, bull-like.

Maybe I have to stand on my head to prove I mean it.

Himmler was standing at the head of the great table flanked by Rossman and Berger.

Even Orion stands on his head in the night sky.

That, of course, is to stand reality on its head , since the industrialised nations are manifestly the real environmental villains.

Jackson stood head and shoulders above his confreres, and...

Somehow the doctrine of the Fall had been stood on its head .

Jody stands at the head of the small room, her eyes bloodshot, her face pale and blotchy under the makeup.

kitchen

She stood briefly in the kitchen , glaring at Josie.

She stood him on the kitchen table, where he dripped soapy water on to the plastic tablecloth.

As Emily Mahon stood in the kitchen she hoped that Nan would be warm and pleasant to her father this morning.

I stood in the kitchen breathing hard, then felt my way to the ladder.

Piers was standing in the small kitchen , dwarfing it with his presence.

They eat standing up in the kitchen .

Emily sighed as she stood in the shabby kitchen .

They were standing in the kitchen loading the dishwasher and putting the salads in the fridge when a picture caught her eye.

leg

For much of the time they stand on one leg , hunched and sentinel-like at the water's edge.

I stood Janir on my legs so he could look out the window.

He stood , legs apart, arms lifted above his head.

She walked over to him and stood between his legs as he sat in the chair and began untying his tie.

Any exercises which use the calf muscles, such as heel raises, hopping, standing on one leg would be beneficial.

It stood on four rickety legs in a weedy yard.

I watch it stand on its hind legs with its snout on the worktop.

When he tried to stand , his legs would not respond.

line

But now the first thing I saw were the lines on his face standing out like the lines on a charcoal drawing.

They resented standing in line while tellers explained money-market accounts and no-load funds to prospective investors.

Joshua Morris left the hall and stood in line for a cup of Gold Blend.

But there are a number of compelling reasons to stand in line .

On the other side of the gorge stood a line of eight irregularly shaped monoliths.

Oswald stood at the white line , looking away.

Similarly, for safety's sake, photographers are obliged to stand behind police lines .

She made us stand in line .

man

Often a second man would be standing by to perform the same ritual.

Glover waited and then saw the man standing just inside the screen, almost invisible.

The man was standing undecided in the middle of the road like a rabbit caught in headlights at night.

Holmes pointed to a man standing by a hansom cab, from which he had evidently just dismounted.

A third man was standing on the far side of the car.

At the center, his grandfather, as a young man , stands behind a chair in which his wife sits.

Local man Kevin Wilson stands for Labour.

This big man stood in front of me.

moment

Magee stood his ground a moment longer, then headed towards the stone steps.

He stood for a moment , rubbing his chin.

He stood for a moment and then started to go out.

Mark stood for a few moments at the corner of Parliament Street and Bridge Street.

The Colonel was flung back against the wall where he stood , for a moment , a puzzled expression on his face.

She stood there for a moment , very still and looked over at Linda.

room

The wind ripped through the room in which we stood .

In the centre of the room stood the figure of a man.

He crossed the room , stood in front of the board, and thought for a moment.

In a corner of Frankie's room stood a large wooden chest whose drawers were too stiff for him to open.

He entered the room where the wheelchair stood folded at the back of the tiny cedar closet.

The heavy pine door of room 301 stood ajar, numerals depicted in hand-painted tiles set flush with the white-stucco wall.

side

One was Hank, who stood at his side , pulling his sleeve to make him stop.

While the other tour members chatted and compared equipment Mom stood to one side , her face pale under the fluorescent lights.

I stood over the other side of the road from it and watched.

They stood side by side, taking turns.

A third man was standing on the far side of the car.

We stood on the side of the road and fanned ourselves.

We wound up standing at the side of the lake at Worcester College.

stead

These shoes had stood him in good stead .

This habit of work, which is by now natural to me, has stood me in good stead .

Now we had moved on to bigger and better things, this predictability still stood us in good stead .

A man-made clock would certainly prove a useful accessory to astronomical reckoning but could never stand in its stead .

However, it is one that, if you take the trouble to learn properly, will stand you in good stead .

The change in the secretary general is likely to stand her in good stead with committee Chairman Jesse Helms, R-N.

As I developed I became a big bloke and that stood me in good stead .

Her impartiality stood me in good stead .

test

But this simplistic account of that crucial phase of evolution has not stood the test of modern investigation.

And the only answer that has stood the test of time and scrutiny is that there was no designer.

Finally, there are two general principles of delegation that have certainly stood the test of time.

Seve was no Hogan, no golfing machine-his game was erratic and did not stand up to acute tests of accuracy.

The performances have not stood the test of time; a successor would be very welcome.

We have obscenity standards that have stood the test of time.

Unlike so many others, a Swan stands the tests of time well.

It was a friendship that endured, that stood all the standard tests of time, sickness and hardship.

window

A nice young woman was standing in front of a shop window .

Not the arrangements and boxes Slater sends her mysteriously for weeks after he spots her standing in her window , crying.

She guessed that he had been standing at the window or listening for the sound of her key in the lock.

He stands outside the window looking in at shoppers in the bright warm light of the store.

While waiting for the kettle to boil, she stood at the window watching the rain.

Had stood outside the window listening.

Chapter Ten At ten-thirty next morning Captain Maestrangelo stood at the window in his office looking down intently at the street.

The detective was standing by the window , a short chunky man of about thirty-five.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

(stand) at ease

And they looked happy and at ease as they moved inside to the enormous champagne reception Mel had arranged.

Ashkenazy at ease in land of his birth.

Blanche enjoyed social drinking with her officers but Dexter sometimes noticed she was ill at ease .

But Cose put my mind at ease in his introduction.

Fred Bradley stayed very much in the background and his soft, kind eyes helped to put her at ease .

He was equally at ease on the telephone.

I was never perfectly at ease .

Our workmen do work hard, but we live at ease .

be able to stand the pace

be sick of/can't stand/hate the sight of sb/sth

be/stand head and shoulders above sb

But the surgery has given him confidence to stand head and shoulders above the rest.

Jackson stood head and shoulders above his confreres, and...

The fourth, who stood head and shoulders above them, was older.

Though short, he stands head and shoulders above most.

be/stand in awe of sb

Gelb was clearly in awe of his friend's strength and perseverance.

Business people stand in awe of power people who make things happen.

Excommunication also remained out of the question because much of the Church membership stood in awe of these exploits.

Glasser still stands in awe of this formidable, feckless man.

In the time of hunting and gathering, humans stood in awe of beasts.

Most people stand in awe of these agglomerations of power, admit their inability to fight them, and submit.

The rest of us might also stand in awe of his season.

They stood in awe of her and they did just what she bade them.

be/stand in sb's light

Could you move to the left a little? You're standing in my light .

Edouard examined the jewellery carefully, standing in the north light of the atelier's large window.

He stood in the light from the nearest pillar.

I stand in a light mist of rain.

Now that they stood in the light , Jehan could see that both of them were blackened by grime and oil.

hold/stand your ground

As his father approached, Richard retreated steadily, never once daring to stand his ground against him.

I calculate, I stand my ground .

Not enough to start a war; just enough to let me stand my ground without having to think about it first.

Richmann stood his ground , certain he would be able to jump out of the. way if things went wrong.

The guide, however, stood his ground , frantically giving me unrecognizable signs.

The Housing Executive stood its ground and refused to transfer money earmarked for other projects.

Williams' job was to hold his ground or drop into pass coverage.

You know when to stand your ground and when to give in.

make sb's hair stand on end

The thought of a lawsuit was enough to make his hair stand on end.

He was so close to her, his arms brushing lightly against hers, making her hairs stand on end.

I've been hearing rumours about his methods of taming his crew ... things to make your hair stand on end.

Some of the stories people had told me in that room would make your hair stand on end.

Yet here he was expecting to play a part that would make her hair stand on end.

not have a leg to stand on

If you didn't sign a contract, you won't have a leg to stand on.

not stand/have a cat in hell's chance (of doing sth)

sit/stand bolt upright

We found her sitting bolt upright in bed with all the lights on.

He sat bolt upright and kept his eyes on the table in front of him.

Hotspur sat bolt upright in the saddle, his eyes narrowed on the hurtling horsemen, and never moved a hand.

I walked across her line of vision and she sat bolt upright in annoyance.

She sat bolt upright in the back seat during the hour long journey, some of which was on a motorway.

She sat bolt upright, aches and pains quite forgotten.

She sat bolt upright; her features were strong, her manna forthright, even aggressive.

Suddenly I sit bolt upright, feeling a familiar stab of panic that can mean only one thing: the videos!

Suddenly, Urquhart stood bolt upright, not twenty yards in front of the deer which froze in confusion.

stand alone

For talent, popularity, and style, Muhammad Ali stands alone .

I stood alone on the shore of the lake.

The house stood alone at the end of the road.

The vote on the ban was 14-1, with Britain standing alone .

Again, standing alone this evidence is not probative of any discrimination in the local construction industry....

Bedford stood alone and put his drink down on the table.

But Boston stands alone in saying officially and unequivocally that no such condition exists here.

Clasper stood alone on the box, clasping a hand microphone to his ranting mouth.

Frequently the theatre-in-education group is associated with a historical site, although their workshops can stand alone and take place in school.

He stood alone for a minute, until she was out of sight.

It is often said of him that he stood alone .

They stand alone - and fall alone.

stand easy

stand on your dignity

stand pat

The team can't stand pat - we needed to change our starting line-up.

Get Gretzky or stand pat , either Smith disrupted the team or failed to help it.

They have not stood pat while other teams attempted to capitalize on their setbacks.

stand surety (for sb)

Nobody would stand surety , so bail wasn't granted again.

She was prepared to stand surety for me, but they just wasn't having it.

These are most visible when ducal retainers stood surety for each other.

stand to/at attention

As soon as you saw that you were about to be struck, you stood at attention and waited for the blows.

As they approached, Schellenberg pulled Devlin to one side and stood at attention .

He stood at attention before me and the rest of my men.

It stands to attention , striking the air with a knowing finger.

The guide should have made us all stand to attention and salute.

When a teacher entered or left a room, we stood at attention until given permission to do otherwise.

You stand at attention until assigned.

stand/hold firm

Although momentarily tempted by the seductively rich chocolate dessert Sabrina's willpower held firm and she gave it to Graham.

Another went to a selectman for standing firm .

But de Gaulle held firm because he knew that time was working in his favour.

C., held firm , since the federal government kept hiring more and more bureaucrats.

He stands firm on his convictions.

Last week the closely held firm announced it had sold $ 17. 25 million worth of limited partnership interests.

Mr Scargill urged the miners to prepare for battle: they must stand firm over their wage claim.

They need to describe initially what issues they want to stand firm on and what issues they can give way to.

stand/serve/hold sb in good stead

As a small boy, I devised my own set of cartoon animals, and they now stood me in good stead .

But her beloved circus may have served her in better stead than regular outings to, say, the ballet.

Despite his lack of political experience, Clouthier's 20-year leadership of business organisations stood him in good stead .

Insomnia would stand him in good stead in this expanse of knee-high cover.

Now we had moved on to bigger and better things, this predictability still stood us in good stead .

These shoes had stood him in good stead .

This habit of work, which is by now natural to me, has stood me in good stead .

Those contacts, he says, still serve him in good stead today.

standing joke

A bad mistake, as this became a standing joke for the rest of the week.

He'd been so much taller than her for such a long time that it had become a standing joke.

It became a standing joke that we would eventually work together, and then one day it became serious.

It had been a standing joke.

It is a standing joke between them, he hopes, how sophisticated their boy is.

It was something of a standing joke that she lived up to her Libran indecisiveness.

sth of five/many etc years' standing

The medical superintendent of a hospital had to be a duly qualified medical practitioner of five years' standing .

stick out/stand out a mile

stick/stand out like a sore thumb

You can't come to the restaurant dressed in jeans. You'd stick out like a sore thumb.

For these reasons feminist values stand out like a sore thumb.

Having a whole batch together should make an odd one stick out like a sore thumb.

Having said that, in some of the bits of Shoreditch I passed through I stuck out like a sore thumb.

I mean, it sticks out like a sore thumb.

There's no cover, and - as happened to me - any stranger sticks out like a sore thumb.

We stand out like sore thumbs.

You stick out like a sore thumb in that ghastly uniform, Charles.

take a firm stand/line

But the Young King was incapable of taking a firm line.

Dauntless decided to take a firm stand in the matter.

Handing his keys to the parking valet, he decided that he would take a firm stand.

Stopping short of direction intervention, Carter had taken a firm line.

The decision to take a firm stand comes after local councillors revealed the misery suffered by many of their constituents.

turn/stand sth on its head

"You stand logic on its head when you use arms control as an argument for a larger defense budget," Aspin said.

Another basic political problem here is that the Dole message turns history on its head .

In fact, it would turn Beveridge on its head and use the national insurance system as a tax system.

It turns time on its head .

Many of these taboos derive from patriarchal societies taking the power of women and turning it on its head .

Rather than ignore Philips's cherished necessity principle, the Government turned it on its head .

Resist that temptation by turning it on its head .

That, of course, is to stand reality on its head , since the industrialised nations are manifestly the real environmental villains.

The next step was to turn reality on its head .

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

A Christmas tree stood near the fireplace.

A hundred policemen stood arm-in-arm in front of the cathedral.

A single tall candle stood in the middle of the table.

A young girl stood in the doorway, sheltering from the rain.

At the end of his speech, we all stood and clapped.

Don't just stand there - help me!

Few houses were left standing after the tornado.

He stood still, his feet rooted to the ground in fear.

I stood and stared at him in amazement.

I know your son stands high on the list of suitable candidates.

I was standing next to the entrance.

I was standing only a few feet away from where lightning struck.

John stands six feet tall.

Just stand it in the corner, so it doesn't fall.

Maggie stood her bicycle against the wall of the shed.

Mosquitos usually lay their eggs in standing water.

My offer to take you to dinner still stands.

Now I want the blue team to stand over to my right.

She stood watching him as he turned to go.

She was so weak that she could barely stand .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A great many people sat at the feet of the statues or stood about in groups near by.

All the players on the Oregon bench are standing, clapping, extending their hands to Red for high fives.

Britain stood for political ideals that must prevail if western civilization were not to break down.

His former work force of 1, 300 now stands at 220.

Mr Karimov knows that he will stand or fall on his ability to stave off economic collapse.

Now, where do we stand with regard to computability in classical theory?

They crossed the open dusty area of Smithfield to where the hospital of St Bartholomew stood.

II. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

firm

Handing his keys to the parking valet, he decided that he would take a firm stand .

The decision to take a firm stand comes after local councillors revealed the misery suffered by many of their constituents.

Dauntless decided to take a firm stand in the matter.

principled

Yet, even in opposition circles, intellectuals have refused to take a principled stand .

If Pyongyang refuses, the allies will at least have taken a principled stand .

For this principled stand , the village fined him $ 1, 500.

strong

Ijaw leaders have taken strong public stands against such violence.

Perhaps if people had spoken up, taken a strong stand , history would tell a different story.

In such a small country it is up to the Government to take a strong stand against unsuitable developments.

Rather than lose the game, Methodists compromised, beginning as early as six months after their first strong stand in 1784.

I know how you feel, Daddy, but maybe it is better not to take too strong a stand .

■ NOUN

concession

Looking for a concession stand , he turned a corner.

One struck and killed a young man standing near a concession stand.

He was bothering the girl at the concession stand before, so she had the usher call us.

music

A large figure was there going from one music stand to another with a pencil.

We sat round the piano with the candles in front of our music stands and played one of the trios we know best.

Millie is setting up two music stands and lugging her cello case in from the hall.

wicket

Border shared in a fourth wicket stand of 147 in 35 overs with Damien Martyn, who continued his impressive run.

The pair shared a second wicket stand of 215 in 51 overs.

Holding, though, stood firm, his share of an unbeaten last wicket stand being 12.

■ VERB

let

To peel, cover with boiling water, let stand 2 to 3 minutes, then drain and slip off outer skin.

Slowly drizzle egg substitute into soup, cover, remove from heat and let stand 1 minute.

Pour boiling water over and stir. Let mixture stand 15 minutes.

Stir 218 in raisins and harissa, cover, and let stand for 10 minutes.

Beat at high speed 30 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes.

Spread or pipe icing on favorite sugar cookies. Let stand until set.

Remove from heat and let stand until dried fruits have plumped and softened, about 10 more minutes.

Cover and let stand at room temperature 30 minutes.

make

There comes a time in every close game when a team has to rise up and make a stand .

With his aid we made a stand .

The area where they had chosen to make their first stand was an historic one.

But the other Supreme Court judges are making a stand against the government.

Last year it decided that it would make a stand and support Ellen DeGeneres and her coming out.

take

On this I take my stand .

It was for that reason that I took the stand I did, and put forward the views that I did.

Flammer, 24, took the stand to authenticate his pictures Tuesday.

Perhaps if people had spoken up, taken a strong stand , history would tell a different story.

He and the white minister, Fred Rea, took their stand side by side.

Symphony managements, especially, have to be prepared to take a stand .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

(stand) at ease

And they looked happy and at ease as they moved inside to the enormous champagne reception Mel had arranged.

Ashkenazy at ease in land of his birth.

Blanche enjoyed social drinking with her officers but Dexter sometimes noticed she was ill at ease .

But Cose put my mind at ease in his introduction.

Fred Bradley stayed very much in the background and his soft, kind eyes helped to put her at ease .

He was equally at ease on the telephone.

I was never perfectly at ease .

Our workmen do work hard, but we live at ease .

I stand corrected

"It's a moose, not an elephant, Dad!" "Well, I stand corrected ."

Oh, well, I stand corrected , ladies.

be sick of/can't stand/hate the sight of sb/sth

be/stand head and shoulders above sb

But the surgery has given him confidence to stand head and shoulders above the rest.

Jackson stood head and shoulders above his confreres, and...

The fourth, who stood head and shoulders above them, was older.

Though short, he stands head and shoulders above most.

be/stand in awe of sb

Gelb was clearly in awe of his friend's strength and perseverance.

Business people stand in awe of power people who make things happen.

Excommunication also remained out of the question because much of the Church membership stood in awe of these exploits.

Glasser still stands in awe of this formidable, feckless man.

In the time of hunting and gathering, humans stood in awe of beasts.

Most people stand in awe of these agglomerations of power, admit their inability to fight them, and submit.

The rest of us might also stand in awe of his season.

They stood in awe of her and they did just what she bade them.

be/stand in sb's light

Could you move to the left a little? You're standing in my light .

Edouard examined the jewellery carefully, standing in the north light of the atelier's large window.

He stood in the light from the nearest pillar.

I stand in a light mist of rain.

Now that they stood in the light , Jehan could see that both of them were blackened by grime and oil.

hold/stand your ground

As his father approached, Richard retreated steadily, never once daring to stand his ground against him.

I calculate, I stand my ground .

Not enough to start a war; just enough to let me stand my ground without having to think about it first.

Richmann stood his ground , certain he would be able to jump out of the. way if things went wrong.

The guide, however, stood his ground , frantically giving me unrecognizable signs.

The Housing Executive stood its ground and refused to transfer money earmarked for other projects.

Williams' job was to hold his ground or drop into pass coverage.

You know when to stand your ground and when to give in.

leave sb/sth standing

make sb's hair stand on end

The thought of a lawsuit was enough to make his hair stand on end.

He was so close to her, his arms brushing lightly against hers, making her hairs stand on end.

I've been hearing rumours about his methods of taming his crew ... things to make your hair stand on end.

Some of the stories people had told me in that room would make your hair stand on end.

Yet here he was expecting to play a part that would make her hair stand on end.

not have a leg to stand on

If you didn't sign a contract, you won't have a leg to stand on.

not stand/have a cat in hell's chance (of doing sth)

sit/stand bolt upright

We found her sitting bolt upright in bed with all the lights on.

He sat bolt upright and kept his eyes on the table in front of him.

Hotspur sat bolt upright in the saddle, his eyes narrowed on the hurtling horsemen, and never moved a hand.

I walked across her line of vision and she sat bolt upright in annoyance.

She sat bolt upright in the back seat during the hour long journey, some of which was on a motorway.

She sat bolt upright, aches and pains quite forgotten.

She sat bolt upright; her features were strong, her manna forthright, even aggressive.

Suddenly I sit bolt upright, feeling a familiar stab of panic that can mean only one thing: the videos!

Suddenly, Urquhart stood bolt upright, not twenty yards in front of the deer which froze in confusion.

stand alone

For talent, popularity, and style, Muhammad Ali stands alone .

I stood alone on the shore of the lake.

The house stood alone at the end of the road.

The vote on the ban was 14-1, with Britain standing alone .

Again, standing alone this evidence is not probative of any discrimination in the local construction industry....

Bedford stood alone and put his drink down on the table.

But Boston stands alone in saying officially and unequivocally that no such condition exists here.

Clasper stood alone on the box, clasping a hand microphone to his ranting mouth.

Frequently the theatre-in-education group is associated with a historical site, although their workshops can stand alone and take place in school.

He stood alone for a minute, until she was out of sight.

It is often said of him that he stood alone .

They stand alone - and fall alone.

stand easy

stand on your dignity

stand pat

The team can't stand pat - we needed to change our starting line-up.

Get Gretzky or stand pat , either Smith disrupted the team or failed to help it.

They have not stood pat while other teams attempted to capitalize on their setbacks.

stand surety (for sb)

Nobody would stand surety , so bail wasn't granted again.

She was prepared to stand surety for me, but they just wasn't having it.

These are most visible when ducal retainers stood surety for each other.

stand to/at attention

As soon as you saw that you were about to be struck, you stood at attention and waited for the blows.

As they approached, Schellenberg pulled Devlin to one side and stood at attention .

He stood at attention before me and the rest of my men.

It stands to attention , striking the air with a knowing finger.

The guide should have made us all stand to attention and salute.

When a teacher entered or left a room, we stood at attention until given permission to do otherwise.

You stand at attention until assigned.

stand/hold firm

Although momentarily tempted by the seductively rich chocolate dessert Sabrina's willpower held firm and she gave it to Graham.

Another went to a selectman for standing firm .

But de Gaulle held firm because he knew that time was working in his favour.

C., held firm , since the federal government kept hiring more and more bureaucrats.

He stands firm on his convictions.

Last week the closely held firm announced it had sold $ 17. 25 million worth of limited partnership interests.

Mr Scargill urged the miners to prepare for battle: they must stand firm over their wage claim.

They need to describe initially what issues they want to stand firm on and what issues they can give way to.

stand/serve/hold sb in good stead

As a small boy, I devised my own set of cartoon animals, and they now stood me in good stead .

But her beloved circus may have served her in better stead than regular outings to, say, the ballet.

Despite his lack of political experience, Clouthier's 20-year leadership of business organisations stood him in good stead .

Insomnia would stand him in good stead in this expanse of knee-high cover.

Now we had moved on to bigger and better things, this predictability still stood us in good stead .

These shoes had stood him in good stead .

This habit of work, which is by now natural to me, has stood me in good stead .

Those contacts, he says, still serve him in good stead today.

standing joke

A bad mistake, as this became a standing joke for the rest of the week.

He'd been so much taller than her for such a long time that it had become a standing joke.

It became a standing joke that we would eventually work together, and then one day it became serious.

It had been a standing joke.

It is a standing joke between them, he hopes, how sophisticated their boy is.

It was something of a standing joke that she lived up to her Libran indecisiveness.

sth of five/many etc years' standing

The medical superintendent of a hospital had to be a duly qualified medical practitioner of five years' standing .

stick out/stand out a mile

stick/stand out like a sore thumb

You can't come to the restaurant dressed in jeans. You'd stick out like a sore thumb.

For these reasons feminist values stand out like a sore thumb.

Having a whole batch together should make an odd one stick out like a sore thumb.

Having said that, in some of the bits of Shoreditch I passed through I stuck out like a sore thumb.

I mean, it sticks out like a sore thumb.

There's no cover, and - as happened to me - any stranger sticks out like a sore thumb.

We stand out like sore thumbs.

You stick out like a sore thumb in that ghastly uniform, Charles.

take a firm stand/line

But the Young King was incapable of taking a firm line.

Dauntless decided to take a firm stand in the matter.

Handing his keys to the parking valet, he decided that he would take a firm stand.

Stopping short of direction intervention, Carter had taken a firm line.

The decision to take a firm stand comes after local councillors revealed the misery suffered by many of their constituents.

turn/stand sth on its head

"You stand logic on its head when you use arms control as an argument for a larger defense budget," Aspin said.

Another basic political problem here is that the Dole message turns history on its head .

In fact, it would turn Beveridge on its head and use the national insurance system as a tax system.

It turns time on its head .

Many of these taboos derive from patriarchal societies taking the power of women and turning it on its head .

Rather than ignore Philips's cherished necessity principle, the Government turned it on its head .

Resist that temptation by turning it on its head .

That, of course, is to stand reality on its head , since the industrialised nations are manifestly the real environmental villains.

The next step was to turn reality on its head .

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

an ice cream stand

an umbrella stand

They have the largest stand at the conference.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

In May 1994 1.7 hectares in a 20-hectare commercial apple orchard were planted with stands of Golden Delicious.

Last month we were able to borrow a votive candle stand , which stands in the Lady Chapel area.

Once, he threw a baseball in the stands that struck a fan in the chest.

The public defender, who must have been desperate, put her client on the stand .

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