- a standing off or being stood off
- a counterbalancing or equalizing effect
- a tie or draw in a game or contest
that stands off
- A situation in which one force or party neutralizes or counterbalances the other and further action is prevented; a standstill: a standoff between demonstrators and the police.
- A tie or draw, as in a contest.
(third-person singular simple present stands off, present participle standing off, simple past and past participle stood off)
- Nonstandard spelling of stand off.
- For many English verb-particle idioms, including stand off, the plain form is sometimes written solid (in this case, as standoff). However, this is not usually considered correct, and generally does not occur in the other verb forms (such as standing off).