stand off


Definition of stand off

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to stay at a distance from something

  3. 2 :  to sail away from the shore

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  to keep from advancing :  repel

  6. 2 :  put off, stall


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