stand sentry

Definition of stand sentry

  1. :  to act as a guard The company hired a policeman to stand sentry by the door.

Word by Word Definitions

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

    :  to be a specified height when fully erect

    :  to rise to an erect position

  1. :  a halt for defense or resistance

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

    :  a stop made to give a performance

  1. :  guard, watch

    :  a soldier standing guard at a point of passage (such as a gate)

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to criticize severely

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