Definitions starting with S

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v. 1. [Atlantic; cf. OED with force of copula in stand godfather, stand alone, etc.; cf. Brit. dial. North stand (of circumstances) to be EDD] to be (a certain way): 1918 Look at dis pooty gyirl. Look how nice dis gyirl stan' up dere (Parsons 13). Da's de way dem people stan' – dey real friendly (Cat). (Black)

2. [cf. OED, to remain motionless (absolute) obs. → 1611; Scots, to stop, to hesitate CSD] to hesitate: 1918 [The fish] drop off the hook. Jack never stand, he pitch overboard behind it (Parsons 127). The boy didn't stand. He gone to he pa (Andros). (Black)

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Last update: 2011-10-30 14:48
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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