Stand-down Definition

stănddoun
noun

The act or an instance of standing down (see the phrase stand down under stand)

Webster's New World
A relaxation from a state of readiness or alert.
American Heritage
Synonyms:
  • standdown
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verb

(idiomatic) To wait; to stop pursuing or fighting.

They ordered the troops to stand down for the moment.
Wiktionary

To withdraw or retire from a position or from a team. and/or intransitive.

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