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Related to stand over: come off, in line with
stand over someone or something
to hover over someone or something; to monitor or keep close watch on someone or something. Please don't stand over me while I work! Dave stood over the machine, making sure it did what it was supposed to do.
stand over somebody
to watch someone closely Had someone been standing over her while she slept or did she just imagine it?
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]
1. To stand adjacent to and look down on someone or something: She stood over the chess board, contemplating her next move. He stood over the injured patients until help arrived.
2. To rise above someone or something: Big Ben stands over the Thames in London.
3. To watch or supervise someone or something closely: My boss is always standing over me.
4. To postpone something: We were tired of talking about the matter, so we stood it over until the following meeting.