stand from under(redirected from standing from under)
stand from under
naval, dated To be wary of and, if necessary, flee from something that is falling or threatening to fall from above. That captain shouted at all the hands on deck to stand from under, as the wind stripped the guy-wires from off the masts.
See also: stand
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