Definition of stand back
1 : to take a few steps backwards The paramedics told the crowd to stand back.
2 : to stop doing something or being actively involved in something for a time in order to think about it and make decisions in a calm and reasonable way It's time to stand back and take a long hard look at your problems.
Word by Word Definitions
: to support oneself on the feet in an erect position
: to be a specified height when fully erect
: to rise to an erect position
: a halt for defense or resistance
: an often defensive effort of some duration or degree of success
: a stop made to give a performance
: the rear part of the human body especially from the neck to the end of the spine
: the body considered as the wearer of clothes
: capacity for labor, effort, or endurance
: to, toward, or at the rear
: in or into the past : backward in time
: being at or in the back
: distant from a central or main area
: articulated at or toward the back of the oral passage : formed deep within the mouth
: to support by material or moral assistance
: to assume financial responsibility for
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