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stand pat

intransitive verb

Definition of stand pat

  1. 1 :  to play one's hand as dealt in draw poker without drawing

  2. 2 :  to oppose or resist change

stand·pat·ter play \ˈstan(d)-ˌpa-tər, -ˈpa-tər\ noun
stand·pat·tism play \-ˌpa-ˌti-zəm\ noun



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