Definition of stand back phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

stand back

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs

    stand back (from something)

     
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  1. 1 to move back from a place The police ordered the crowd to stand back.
  2. 2to think about a situation as if you are not involved in it It's time to stand back and look at your career so far.
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