stand on

  1. (adverb) to continue to navigate a vessel on the same heading

  2. (preposition) to insist on: to stand on ceremony

  1. stand on one's own feet or stand on one's own two feet informal to be independent or self-reliant

Words Nearby stand on

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How to use stand on in a sentence

  • I am sure a real somet'ing-to-stand-on would be better for a real bird.

    The River's Children | Ruth McEnery Stuart

Other Idioms and Phrases with stand on

stand on

Be based on, depend on, as in Our success will stand on their support. [c. 1600]

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