stand to (attention)

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stand to (attention)

1. To be or become ready for an attack. We were all told to stand to after receiving word that the enemy was preparing to launch an offensive just before dawn.
2. To quickly assume military attention. You become trained to stand to attention when a superior officer enters the room. I quickly stood to, but the general told me to be at ease.
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stand to

v.
To take up positions for military action: Upon hearing gunfire, the soldiers stood to.
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PESHAWAR -- Representatives of various unions of transporters have objected to illegal bus and van stands in front of Haji Camp bus station and Lahore bus terminal in Peshawar and demanded of the provincial government to remove all such stands to ensure smooth flow of traffic in the busy area.
Kirklees Council expects six stands to be affected during the work on the building, which has a six-storey, 450-space car park on top of the bus station.
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"Even if the contract exceeds the year 2020, we are looking to move the stands to the station's waiting areas."
With a ladder stand, I've been more successful placing it back a ways so it blends in with the woods better and doesn't draw attention." Presley has used ladder stands to harvest several big bucks with a bow around his Illinois home.
Alex recently completed first grade at Penn Wynne Elementary School in Wynnewood, where about 30 schoolmates have also established lemonade stands to help raise funds.