stand back

stand back
phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word forms "stand back":
present tense I/you/we/they stand back he/she/it stands back present participle standing back past tense stood back past participle stood back
1) to move away from something, or to stand at a distance from something, especially something dangerous
stand back from:

The children were told to stand well back from the fire.

2) if a building stands back from a road, it is a short distance away from it
stand back from:

The house stands back around twenty yards from the lane.

3) to not let yourself be influenced by your feelings about a situation so that you can think about it more clearly

I forced myself to stand back and assess the situation.

English dictionary. 2014.

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