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verb
(intr, preposition) to watch closely; keep tight control over
(adverb) to postpone or be postponed
(intr, preposition) Australian and NZ informal to threaten or intimidate (a person)
noun standover
Australian and NZ informal a threatening or intimidating act
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stand over

1

Watch or supervise closely, as in I hate to cook when you're standing over me. [First half of 1300s]

2

Postpone, as in We'll have to let this budget item stand over till next year. [Early 1800s]

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