standing down

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Present participle of stand down
stand down
To withdraw or retire from a position or from a team. transitive and/or intransitive
stand down
To wait; to stop pursuing or fighting

They ordered the troops to stand down for the moment.

stand down
remove oneself as a candidate; descend from the witness stand
stand down
If someone stands down, they resign from an important job or position, often in order to let someone else take their place. Four days later, the despised leader finally stood down, just 17 days after taking office Profits plunged and he stood down as chairman last January. = step down, resign
standing down


    stand·ing Down

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    /ˈstandəɴɢ ˈdoun/ /ˈstændɪŋ ˈdaʊn/


    [ 'stand ] (verb.) before 12th century. Middle English, from Old English standan; akin to Old High German stantan, stAn to stand, Latin stare, Greek histanai to cause to stand, set, histasthai to stand, be standing.

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