[ stand-doun ]
/ ˈstændˌdaʊn /
Military. a temporary cessation of offensive actions; cease-fire; truce: a stand-down for the Christmas holidays.
a work stoppage or layoff.
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Origin of stand-down
First recorded in 1920–25; noun use of verb phrase stand down
Words nearby stand-down
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Example sentences from the Web for stand-down
At stand-down in the dawn (hours afterwards) he was sipping his tot of rum.