Stand-down meaning

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A relaxation from a state of readiness or alert.
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The definition of a stand-down is a state of rest or ease after a state of alert.

An example of a stand-down is a platoon of army troops relaxing after being on guard and prepared for an attack.

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The act or an instance of standing down (see the phrase stand down under stand)
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To withdraw or retire from a position or from a team. and/or intransitive.
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(idiomatic) To wait; to stop pursuing or fighting.

They ordered the troops to stand down for the moment.

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