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Using of the verb "stand" - meaning Hi, I don't understand the meaning of "stand" from the context: 1. It was a stand-out performance. 2. He doesn't stand a change! 3. I don't like the president. What does he stand for? 4.I am never calling him again, he stood me up at the restaurant. Can you help me?
May 3, 2016 5:05 PM
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"To stand" usually means to maintain an upright position on ones feet. It can also mean to endure/tolerate/ support etc. 1) "It was a stand-out performance" means it was an exceptionally good performance - that is, it "stood out" from other performances because it was so good. 2) "He doesn't stand a chance" is an idiom, which means "he has no hope or prospect of success" 3) " ... What does he stand for?" means "What does he support?". Example: Think of "stand" = strong supportive position. 4)"... he stood me up ..." is an idiom, which means he left [her] waiting on [her] own, and didn't turn up.
May 3, 2016
2 survive/bear 3 represent
May 4, 2016
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