stand aside

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of stand aside

1 : to move to the left or right with one step or a few small steps
  • Please stand aside and let me pass.
2 : to allow something to happen : to not try to stop someone from doing something
  • I'm not going to stand aside and watch you ruin your life.

Word by Word Definitions

stand play
  1. : to support oneself on the feet in an erect position

  2. : to be a specified height when fully erect

  3. : to rise to an erect position

  1. : a halt for defense or resistance

  2. : an often defensive effort of some duration or degree of success

  3. : a stop made to give a performance

aside play
  1. : to or toward the side

  2. : away from others or into privacy

  3. : out of the way especially for future use : away

  1. : an utterance not meant to be heard by someone

  2. : a comment or discussion that does not relate directly to the main subject being discussed : digression

  1. : beyond, past


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