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Definition 1: stand away from an object or person - [verb of contact]

Samples where stand back or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He stood back to look at her

(stand back is a kind of ...) be standing; be upright

"We had to stand for the entire performance!"

Definition 2: stay clear of, avoid - [verb of stative]

Samples where stand back or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Keep your hands off my wife!
  • Keep your distance from this man--he is dangerous

Synonyms for stand back in the sense of this definition

(stand back is a kind of ...) occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere

"Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back" "What is behind this behavior?"

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