stand over

1 of 2


intransitive verb

: to await consideration or settlement at a later date
resolution will stand over until the following session

transitive verb

: to put off : postpone


2 of 2


: making new growth the next year after harvest
standover crop of sugar cane
standover cotton
compare ratoon

Word History



from the phrase stand over

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“Stand over.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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