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Princeton's WordNet

  1. standdown, stand-down(noun)

    a suspension and relaxation from an alert state or a state of readiness

  2. standdown, stand-down(noun)

    (military) a temporary stop of offensive military action


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stand-down in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stand-down in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jacob Ellenhorn:

    I’m not going to stand down, i’m going to stand up. I’m not going to be quiet.

  2. Ryan Bundy:


  3. Abu Deraa:

    If (Sadr) wants us to stand up and rise, we will. If he says stand down, we will. We'll do whatever he says.

  4. Doug Hughes:

    The administration was who I needed to notify because I needed to notify the people who could make the decision to stand down on shooting me down, and would let me land and take me into custody alive on the other end.

  5. Norma Krayem:

    I think the administration is making it clear prior to that visit that this is an issue of great import, and that the U.S. will stand behind its assertions that China and other nations need to stand down on its actions in cyberspace, the biggest issue for the U.S. is making it clear on the international stage that they will do what they have to protect U.S. businesses. On the global arena, you cannot tell your opposition to stand down and, when they don't, take no action.

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