stand-down

stand-down
noun
1. a suspension and relaxation from an alert state or a state of readiness
Syn: ↑standdown
Hypernyms: ↑abeyance, ↑suspension
2. (military) a temporary stop of offensive military action
Syn: ↑standdown
Hypernyms: ↑stop, ↑stoppage

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I. \\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ noun (-s)
Etymology: stand down
: a period of time off : layoff
II. noun
: a relaxation of status of a military unit or force from an alert or operational posture

out there for eighty-three days before we came in for stand-down — William Patton

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/stand"down'/, n.
1. Mil. a temporary cessation of offensive actions; cease-fire; truce: a stand-down for the Christmas holidays.
2. a work stoppage or layoff.
Also, standdown.
[1920-25; n. use of v. phrase stand down]

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standˈ-down noun (military)
1. A return to normal duties after an alert
2. An off-duty period
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Main Entry:stand

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n. chiefly Military a period of relaxation after a state of alert
an off-duty period

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ˈstand-down 7 [stand-down] noun uncountable, countable
a period when people, especially soldiers, relax after a period of duty or danger

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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