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English noun: stand-down

1. stand-down (state) a suspension and relaxation from an alert state or a state of readiness


Broader (hypernym)abeyance, suspension

2. stand-down (act) (military) a temporary stop of offensive military action


Broader (hypernym)stop, stoppage

Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

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