#EngVocab: Phrasal verbs with ‘stand’

Hey, fellas! How do you do? It’s time to stand by for #EngVocab session.

Were you aware that the sentence above contains a phrasal verb. Phrasal verb is a phrase that consists of a verb with a preposition or adverb or both. The meaning of phrasal verb is different from the original verb. The phrasal verb ‘stand’ is used in many ways. Below is the list of the phrasal verb with ‘stand’ to enrich your vocabulary.

  1. Stand by. Meaning:
    1. be ready and waiting for something.
      • Example:
        • “The police were standing by in case of emergencies.”
    2. to support to someone or something.
      • Example:
        • “I’ll stand by you and I won’t let somebody hurt you.”
  2. Stand about/around. Meaning: to spend time by waiting or doing nothing.
    • Example:
      • “Dad stood around waiting for the showroom to open.”
  3. Stand aside. Meaning: a move to one side to let someone/something pass; to leave a job/position and let someone take over.
    • Example:
      • “It’s time for Obama to stand aside and let the new president rule the nation.”
  4. Stand back. Meaning:
    1. keep a distance from something.
      • Example:
        • “Our car had to stand back a little from the ambulance.
    2. to understand something by thinking another situation.
      • Example:
        • “We need to stand back and look at the problem differently.”
  5. Stand down, Meaning: to give up the job/position.
    • Example:
      • “After two years of being criticized for his tedious work-pace, he decided to stand down as governor of the city.”
  6. Stand for. Meaning:
    1. to represent the words by certain initials.
      • Example:
        • “USA stands for United State of America.”
    2. to accept or to tolerate behaviour.
      • Example:
        • “I’m not going to stand for any rude behaviour in my class.”
  7. Stand in. Meaning: a replacement of someone or something.
    • Example:
      • “Phil Harvey stood in for Chris Martin in the concert rehearsal.”
  8. Stand up. Meaning: to get up.
    • Example:
      • “Everybody stood up when the bride and the groom walked down the aisle.”
  9. Stand up for. Meaning: to defend or to support.
    • Example:
      • “Mom is the first person who will always stand up for her child.”
  10. Stand up to. Meaning: to defend oneself against someone/something powerful.
    • Example:
      • “She’s not afraid to stand up to the senior.”
  11. Stand out. Meaning: to be extraordinary or different.
    • Example:
      • “Lady Gaga’s outfit always makes her stand out.”

Compiled and written by @anhtiss at @EnglishTips4U on Wednesday, April 26, 2017.



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