stand off

verb

Definition of stand off

  • intransitive verb
    1. 1 :  to stay at a distance from something

    2. 2 :  to sail away from the shore

    3. transitive verb
    4. 1 :  to keep from advancing :  repel

    5. 2 :  put off, stall

    1603

    First Known Use of stand off

    1603


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