stand sentry

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of stand sentry

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

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

sentry play
  1. : guard, watch


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