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  • stand around — ˌstand a ˈround ˌstand a ˈbout british [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they stand around he/she/it stands around present participle standing around …   Useful english dictionary

  • stand around — phrasal verb stand around or stand about [intransitive] Word forms stand around : present tense I/you/we/they stand around he/she/it stands around present participle standing around past tense stood around past participle stood around British to… …   English dictionary

  • stand around — to stay in one place doing little or nothing. After the fire was put out, most of the fire fighters left, and the few remaining just seemed to be standing around …   New idioms dictionary

  • stand — Synonyms and related words: Anschauung, abide, abide by, abide with, accept, adhere to, advocate, affirm, affirmance, affirmation, afford, allegation, allow, allude to, ambo, anchor, angle, angle of vision, announcement, annunciation, answer,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • stand — stand1 W1S1 [stænd] v past tense and past participle stood [stud] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(be on feet)¦ 2¦(rise)¦ 3¦(step)¦ 4¦(in a particular position)¦ 5¦(in a state/condition)¦ 6¦(not like)¦ 7¦(accept a situation)¦ 8¦(be good enough)¦ 9 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stand — 1 verb past tense and past participle stood /stUd/ BE UPRIGHT 1 (I) to support yourself on your feet in an upright position: It looks like we ll have to stand there are no seats left. | Can you see any better from where you re standing? | stand… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • stand — I UK [stænd] / US verb Word forms stand : present tense I/you/we/they stand he/she/it stands present participle standing past tense stood UK [stʊd] / US past participle stood *** 1) a) [intransitive] to have your body in an upright position… …   English dictionary

  • stand*/*/*/ — [stænd] (past tense and past participle stood [stʊd] ) verb I 1) to have your body in an upright position supported by your feet The train was full and we had to stand all the way to Edinburgh.[/ex] Stand still (= don t move) and let me brush… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • stand about — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms stand about : present tense I/you/we/they stand about he/she/it stands about present participle standing about past tense stood about past participle stood about British same as stand around …   English dictionary

  • Stand-up comedy — is a style of comedy where the performer speaks directly to the audience, with the absence of the theatrical fourth wall . A person who performs stand up comedy is known as a stand up comic, stand up comedian or more informally stand up. It is… …   Wikipedia

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