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 Dictionary entry overview: What does stand still mean? 

  The verb STAND STILL has 1 sense:

1. remain in place; hold still; remain fixed or immobile

  Familiarity information: STAND STILL used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1stand still [BACK TO TOP]


Remain in place; hold still; remain fixed or immobile

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

Traffic stood still when the funeral procession passed by

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "stand still"):

freeze; stop dead (stop moving or become immobilized)

bog down; get stuck; grind to a halt; mire (be unable to move further)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s


move (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion)

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