Definition of Stand off

1. Verb. To stand some distance apart from something or someone. ¹

2. Verb. (American English) To prevent any would-be attacker from coming close by adopting an offensive posture. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stand Off

stand back
stand by
stand conversion
stand corrected
stand density
stand down
stand easy
stand fast
stand firm
stand for
stand from under
stand guard
stand in
stand in for
stand in someone's shoes
stand off (current term)
stand oil
stand on ceremony
stand on end
stand on its own
stand on one's own two feet
stand one's ground
stand out
stand pat
stand sentinel
stand someone in good stead
stand still
stand stock still
stand tall
stand the test of time

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