HyperDic: stand_still

English > 1 sense of the expression stand still:
VERBmotionstand stillremain in place
English > stand still: 1 sense > verb 1, motion
MeaningRemain in place; hold still; remain fixed or immobile.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Narrowerfreeze, stop deadstop moving or become immobilized
grind to a halt, get stuck, bog down, mireBe unable to move further
OppositemoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
Spanishestar inmóvil, quedarse quieto
Nounsstandstilla situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible

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