Значение идиомы stand off

[stand off] {v.} 1. To stay at a distance; stay apart.

Atparties, Mr. Jones goes around talking to everyone, but Mrs. Jones isshy and stands off.

2. To keep from comingnear or winning.

The soldiers defending the fort stood off a largeband of Indians.

The other schools wanted to beat our team and winthe championship, but our boys stood them all off.

Contrast: GIVEGROUND.


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