stand to

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortened form of "stand to arms"

Noun[edit]

stand to (plural stands to or stand tos)

  1. Alternative form of stand-to

Verb[edit]

stand to (third-person singular simple present stands to, present participle standing to, simple past and past participle stood to)

  1. Alternative form of stand-to
  2. To tolerate (something); to be able to withstand (something) stressful that will be ultimately beneficial.
    You could stand to lose a couple pounds.
  3. To be on the verge of (something) happening, if certain conditions are met.
    He stands to inherit ten million dollars if that happens!

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