Grandstand meaning

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A roofed stand for spectators at a stadium or racetrack.
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The spectators or audience at an event.
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To perform ostentatiously so as to impress an audience.
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The main seating structure for spectators at a sporting event, etc.
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The seating area at a stadium or arena; the bleachers.
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The audience at a public event.
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(intransitive) To behave dramatically or showily to impress an audience or observers; to pander to a crowd.

Many politicians prefer to grandstand on hot-button issues rather than enact tough policy changes.

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To try to gain the applause or admiration of an audience by or as by making an unnecessarily showy play (grandstand play), as in baseball.
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