Reverse Dictionary: ST – STAQ

JACKED stabbed, attacked …1980s sl.

JAB a poke, prod, or stab …c1820 colloq. & Eng. dial.
YACK a smart blow or stroke; a heavy thump; a flogging; a stab …1856 Sc. & Eng. dial.
YARK a smart blow or stroke; a heavy thump; a flogging; a stab …1856 Sc. & Eng. dial.
YERK a smart blow or stroke, as of a whip or rod, or of a heaving body falling; a lash, also, the sound of such a blow; the crack of a whip; a heavy thump, a thud; a flogging; a stab …1509 obs. Sc. & Eng. dial.

ACCLOY to pierce, to stab …1470 rare
BEAR to thrust, pierce, stab a person through the body, or his body through, with a spear, etc. …a1300 obs.
BEGOUGE to stab, to pierce …1953 Amer. dial.
CARVE to slash or stab, esp. repeatedly …1871 US sl.
CARVE UP to slash or stab, esp. repeatedly …1871 US sl.
CHIV;  CHIVE to attack with a sharp instrument; to stab; to cut; to slash; used only in regard to an attack upon a human …1725 criminals’ sl.
CHIVEY;  CHIVVY to attack with a sharp instrument; to stab …1959 Brit. sl.
DAB to pierce slightly, to stab …1806 Sc.
DAG to pierce or stab, with or as with a pointed weapon …a1400 obs.
DRUK to stab…1972 S. Afr. sl.
DUB to stab as with a dagger; to bring down a club …1513 obs.
EAT A SWORD to be stabbed …Bk1897 obs.
EAT IRON to be stabbed …1594 obs.
JAB to poke, prod, stab …c1830 colloq. & Eng. dial.
JACK to stab or punch …1980s sl.
JAG to pierce with a sharp instrument; to stab …a1400 obs.
JUG to stab …1970 US sl.
JUGE to stab …2000 US sl.
KNOCK DAYLIGHT INTO ONE to make a hole in, esp. to stab or shoot; hence, to kill …c1840 colloq.
LET DAYLIGHT INTO to stab or shoot a person …1890 sl.
LET DAYLIGHT INTO ONE to make a hole in, esp. to stab or shoot; hence, to kill …c1840 colloq.
LET DAYLIGHT SHINE THROUGH to shoot or stab, esp. fatally …1774 US sl.
LET DAYLIGHT THROUGH to shoot or stab, esp. fatally …1839 US sl.
LET MOONLIGHT INTO to shoot; to stab …L18 sl.
LET THE DAYLIGHT INTO to shoot; to stab …L18 sl.
LET THE DAYLIGHT THROUGH to shoot; to stab …L18 sl.
MALKY to attack and cut someone with a razor; to stab …1985 Sc. sl.
OFSTING to kill by a thrust; to pierce, to gore, to stab to death …c893 obs.
PUT DAYLIGHT THROUGH to shoot; to stab …L18 sl.
VENTILATE to stab …L19 sl.
YARK to strike hard, esp. with a switch or whip; to beat, to thrash; to stab …1781 Sc. & Eng. dial.
YERK to strike smartly, esp. with a rod or whip; to beat, to thrash, to flog, to lash, to stab; to drive with a whip …c1520 obs. exc. Sc. & Eng. dial.
YIRK to strike hard, esp. with a switch or whip; to beat, to thrash; to stab …1781 Sc. & Eng. dial.

– emotionally stable; ‘together’ BUTTONED UP 1984 Amer. sl.
– rendered stable or steady BALLASTED 1552
– stable, assured, certain; not liable to be disturbed or unsettled SICKER 1340 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– stable, sane GLUED 1980s sl., orig. US college usage

– in a stable or steady manner SICKERLY c1375 obs. exc. Sc. & N. Eng. dial.

– stability, endurance, strength, substance, solidity TACK 1412-20 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– that which tends to give stability in morals or politics, to steady the mind or feelings, etc. BALLAST 1612

ABBATIS a steward of the stables, a groom …Bk1775
CHAMBERMAID a person who does the daily cleaning chores in a stable …1928 Amer. dial.
CHAMBERMAID TO THE MULES a stable caretaker …1968 Amer. dial.
HALFLING a half-grown boy; a stripling; a boy employed upon a farm or in a stable; a hobbledehoy …1794 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
HORSE JOHNNY a stable-boy …1892 US sl.
JACK-BOY a boy employed in menial work; a stable-boy, groom, or postillion …1573 obs.
SADDLE-NAG a stable-boy; a groom …1646 obs.
SWIPE a groom or stable-boy …1929 US sl.

– a stack; a loose heap or pile RICKLE 1785 Sc. & Eng. dial.

– to stack RACK (UP) 1839 Amer. dial.
– to stack in an orderly fashion, esp. firewood RICK 1899 Amer. dial.
– to stack; to put in a pile BED 1970 Amer. dial.

– a saucer-shaped stadium or arena SHELL 
– seats in a stadium or coliseum that are high up and far from the action OXYGEN SECTION 1993 US sl.
– the highest seats in a stadium NOSEBLEEDS 1978 US sl. (because high altitudes can cause nosebleeds)

BASTINADO a stick, staff, rod, cudgel, truncheon …1598
BASTON a staff or stick used as a weapon or a staff of office; a cudgel, a club, a truncheon …a1300 obs.
BAT a cudgel, a staff; a thick walking-stick …1886 Eng. dial.
BATON a staff or stick used as a weapon, sometimes also of iron, or iron-tipped; a club, a cudgel, or truncheon …1548 obs.
BATOON a stout staff or stick used as a weapon; a cudgel, a club, a truncheon …a1625 arch.
BEARING-BACK a peddler’s staff for carrying his pack …1607 obs.
CAMMOCK; CUMMOCK a crooked stick; a short staff with a crooked head; any kind of walking stick …1862 Sc.
KEBBIE; KEBBY a staff or stick with a hooked head …1816 N. Eng. dial. & Sc.
KENT a long staff, properly such a one as shepherds use for leaping over ditches or brooks; a long pole used in leaping ditches, climbing mountains, etc. …1606 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
PALSTER a pilgrim’s staff …1481 obs.
SAP a club or short staff …1899 US sl.
YARD a staff or stick carried in the hand as a walking-stick, or by a shepherd or herdsman …c1000 obs.

– a stage or platform on which scenes were acted or tableaux represented PAGEANT 1450 obs.
– the covering over a stage; a canopy HEAVEN 1486
– the stage or theatre MAIN KICK 1930s African-American sl.

– ACCOMMODATION STAGE a stagecoach which stops at all the stages on its route …1811 US
DECK the roof of a train or stagecoach …M19 sl.
MUD SCOW a stagecoach …1866 US sl.

AGENT a stagecoach robber …1876 US
BASKETEER a passenger in the ‘basket’ of a stage-coach (basket – the overhanging back compartment on the outside of a stage-coach) …1866 nonce word
CAPTAIN a stagecoach driver …1835 Amer. dial.
SAVAGE a stagecoach driver …c1840 Amer. West. sl. obs.

– NIDY-NOY staggering or walking unsteadily from drink …1791 Sc. 
– ON THE WAMBLE staggering, wobbling …1881
– TITUBANT staggering, tottering, reeling, stumbling, unsteady …1817
– UPON THE WAMBLE staggering, wobbling …1881
– WAFFLIE tottery, staggering …1973 Sc.
– BACK-STAP a staggering backwards …1932 Sc.
– TITUBATION the act of staggering, reeling, stumbling, or tottering; unsteadiness in gait or carriage …1849 rare
– TITTER-TOTTER one who totters, reels, or staggers …a1700 obs.
– ANTIGODDLE to stagger …1933 Amer. dial.
– BEVIS to jump about; to stagger; to walk unsteadily …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– BEVISH to jump about; to stagger; to walk unsteadily …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– CALL SHEEP to stagger in walking …Bk1898 Sc.
– DACKER to waver, to totter, to stagger …1668 Eng. dial.
 DADDLE to walk totteringly or unsteadily, like a child; to stagger; to walk with short steps, as a small child or an infirm person …1710 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– DAIDLE to waddle; to stagger, to walk unsteadily …1808 Sc.
– DAVER to move or walk as if dazed or stupefied; to stagger …c1600 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– DINDLE to shake, to vibrate; to stagger from a blow; to tremble …1776 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– DODDLE to fiddle around, to tinker; to stagger and reel …1975 Amer. dial.
 DOTTER to walk or move unsteadily; to stagger, to totter; to walk or move slowly or aimlessly; to potter …c1475 now chiefly Sc.
– GALAY to reel; to stagger …1375 obs.
– JAMMY to sway to and fro; to stagger …B1900 Eng. dial.
– MADDLE ALONG to stagger; to move aimlessly about, to potter …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– MAKE A VIRGINIA FENCE to walk unsteadily, as a drunkard; to stagger in a zigzag course; to be drunk …1737 Amer. rare
– MAKE INDENTURES to stagger with drink …1622 sl.
– RAMBLE to dance; also, to reel, to stagger …1790 Eng. dial.
– SANNICK;  SANNOCK to stagger or fall from excessive weakness …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– SANNY to fall or stagger, as from weakness …1895 Eng. dial.
– SLUMPER to struggle or stagger helplessly through or along a muddy track, lane, etc. …E19 rare
– SONNOCK to stagger or fall from excessive weakness …Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– STOITER to stagger or stumble …Sc.
– STOTAY to falter, totter, stumble, stagger; to come to a stand …a1400 obs.
– STOTTER to stagger about …Bk1869 Eng. dial.
– TITUBATE to stagger, to stumble, to trip, to reel, to totter; to rock, roll …1575 rare
– WABBLE to wobble; to walk unsteadily, to stagger, to totter, to rock on one’s feet, to waffle …1786 Sc.
– WAFFLE to stagger, to totter, to move uncertainly …1973 Sc.
– WAG to totter, to stagger; to be in danger of falling …c1340 obs.
– WAGGER to stagger, to totter …1382 obs.
– WAGGLE to waddle; to stagger along unsteadily …1865 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– WALTER to walk unsteadily, to totter, to stagger, to stumble, to reel, to waddle …1900 Sc. 
– WAMBLE of things: to totter, to waver; to move unsteadily, to stagger, to reel …1589 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– WUGGLE to waddle; to stagger along unsteadily …1865 Sc.

– stagnant, covered with green slime; said of water CANKERY 1911 Sc.
– stagnant, festering; slimy MUCIDOUS 1866 obs. rare

– a piece of stagnant water, larger than a pond and smaller than a lake DIMSEL Bk1900 Eng. dial. obs.
– a stagnant pool PADDOCK-POOL Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– stagnation DESSMENT B1900 Eng. dial.

ANCIENT of children: staid, demure, precocious …1887 Sc. & Eng. dial.
BUTTON-DOWN having or characteristic of a conventional or conservative attitude or appearance; staid, formal, repressed …1959 US
BUTTONED-DOWN having or characteristic of a conventional or conservative attitude or appearance; staid, formal, repressed …1960 US
OLD wise, serious, thoughtful; of a child: precocious, staid, demure …1896 Eng. dial.

DAG an unadventurous, staid, or unfashionable person; a socially inept or awkward person, esp. among schoolchildren …1966 Aust. sl., depreciative usage
L-7 a staid person who is uninterested in or unsympathetic to the fashionable interests of teenagers …1956 US sl.
OLD FASH used of an staid and knowing child …Bk1900 Eng. dial. 

FAW coloured, stained, streaked; particoloured, variegated …a700 obs.
IMBRUED stained, dyed, etc., esp. with blood or slaughter …c1430
IMMACULABLE incapable of stain …1624 obs. rare
LAMPERED mottled, stained …Bk1902 Eng. dial.
MACULATED spotted, stained, defiled, polluted …1646
SANGUINED stained with blood …a1814
SCAMY stained, blotched, having patchy marks …Bk1904 Sc.
TAINTED tinted, stained …1797 obs. rare

CANTEEN MEDAL a beer or food stain on one’s tunic …c1875 army sl.
DECOLORATION discoloration, a staining …1623 obs.
GAIR a dirty streak or stain on clothes …1953 Sc.
MACULATION the act of spotting or staining; a being spotted or defiled …a1450
MAIL a spot, a mark, a stain …1865 Sc. & Eng. dial. obs.
SCAM a spot, a mark, a stain; a blemish …1881 Sc. & Eng. dial.
SKID-MARKS any form of bodily stain …1990s sl.
SUDDLE a stain, a spot …1861 Sc.
SULLEY;  SULLY an act of sullying, soiling, or polluting; a stain, a blemish …1602 obs.
SULSH a spot; a stain …Bk1869 Eng. dial.
TACK a spot, a stain, a blemish …c1425 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
TAINTURE tainting, staining, stain, defilement, pollution, infection …1593 obs.
TASH a stain, a spot, a drop, a blemish, a flaw …Bk1905 Sc.
TINCTURE the act of dyeing, staining, or colouring …1601 obs.
TINCTURE a stain, a blemish …a1640 obs.

BERAY to befoul, to stain, to disfigure; to asperse, to cover with abuse …1576 obs. or arch.
BESMIT vb. to stain; to infect, as with disease; to contaminate …a1225 obs.
BESMUT to stain, to sully …1610
DECOLORATE to discolour, to stain …1623 obs.
DECOLOUR to discolour, to stain …c1618 obs.
IMBRUE to stain, to dirty; to defile …1430 obs.
MACULATE to spot, stain, soil, defile, pollute …1432-50
MACULE to spot, to stain …1484 obs.
MAIL to spot, to discolour, to stain …1677 Sc. & Eng. dial. obs.
SANGUINE to stain or paint a sanguine (red) colour …1591 obs.
SANGUINE to stain with blood …1610 obs.
SCAM to stain, to discolour; to bespatter …Bk1904 Sc. & Eng. dial.
SKID-MARK to stain …1990s sl.
TASH to soil, to tarnish, to stain, to dirty; to bespatter; to spoil slightly …1829 Sc. & Eng. dial.
WANHEW;  WANHUE to stain …c1420 Sc. obs.

– stainless, faultless TACHELESS a1300 obs. rare

APPLES (AND PEARS) stairs …1857 Eng. rhyming sl.
CLINKERS stairs …1900s sl.
COCKLESTAIRS winding or spiral stairs …1624
DANCE a staircase; a flight of steps …1857 cant
DANCERS stairs …1671 arch. sl.
GRECE a set or flight of stairs; a step, a stair …ME obs. exc. dial.
GRECINGS the stairs in a flight; fights of stairs …LME obs. exc. Eng. dial.
GRICE a set or flight of stairs; a step, a stair …ME obs. exc. dial.
LADDER a stairway of any sort …1986 US Navy sl. 
LITTLE WOODEN HILL, THE the stairs …M19 UK nursery usage
PAIR OF STAIRS a flight of stairs …1530
SCALE;  SCALES a flight of steps …1658 Eng. dial. obs.
SCALE-STAIR a stair going up by flights and landings as opposed to a continuous spiral …1705 Sc.
SISTERS the strings of a staircase …1518 obs.
TIMBER-HILL a wooden staircase …1873 Eng. dial.
WOODEN HILL stairs, esp. those leading to a bedroom …B1900 Eng. dial.

UP THE DANCERS up stairs …1859 sl.

TRACK UP THE DANCERS to go up the stairs …1665 sl.

– to stake, to wager, to bet; to agree to forfeit in some contingency WAGE 1483 obs.
– to stake, to wager; to risk, to bet GAGE 1599 obs. or arch.

– stale, flat, that has lost its briskness or freshness; said of fermented liquor, etc. PALLED c1430 arch.
– stale; not fresh; in poor condition; out-of-date OFF 1896 sl.
– stale, old CHESTNUTTY 1884 arch.
– stale, rancid; usually said of bacon RAFTY a1722 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– stale; said of bread OLD 1800 Sc.

FUST to become mouldy or stale-smelling; of wine: to taste of the cask …a1592 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
​- NAG a sour, mouldy, or stale taste …1908 Sc.

PALL to render flat, stale, or insipid …1625

– Joseph Stalin UNCLE JOE 1943 UK sl.

– stalled; immobile DEAD IN THE WATER Bk2006 US sl.
– stalled, unable to move STALTED Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.

– a staller; one who places himself in the way of persons who are in hot pursuit of his accomplices FACER 1859 Amer. sl.

– to stall to hold back BACKSTALL 1952 Amer. dial.

– stalwart, stout VADY;  VAUDIE;  VAUDY 1793 Sc.
– stalwart, sturdy, strong, manly BOORDLY Bk1911 Sc.

– a stalwart or reliable person DIAMOND 1990 Brit. sl.

– lacking in stamina and courage; complaining or fussing over health SPLEENY Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.

– stamina; courage SPIZERINKUM Bk1947 Amer. sl.
– stamina, courage; tenacity; stamina; pluck; determination; perseverance; obstinacy SAND 1867 Amer. dial.
– stamina, endurance, staying power; used esp. of horses and dogs BOTTOM 1843 Amer. dial.
– stamina, grit BO-INK-UM 1903 Amer. dial.
– stamina, toughness of character, tenacity, staying power, endurance GUTS M17 colloq.

BALBUTIENT stammering, stuttering …1642
BLESILOQUENT speaking with a stammer; having some impediment in speech …1656 obs. rare
​- CACKLING stuttering, stammering …Bk1898 Eng. dial.
HACKERY in a stammering, stuttering manner …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
MANTING stammering, stuttering …1789 Sc.
SHORT-TONGUED having a short tongue; hence, inarticulate, stammering, lisping, tongue-tied; also, taciturn, unready in speech …c1575  
TITUBANT stammering …1817 rare

TITUBANTLY stammeringly …1861 rare

BLETHERIN stammering …Bk1911 Sc.
HABBER a stammer, a stutter …1920 Sc.
HAMMERING hesitation in speech; stammering …1731
HUBBER a stammer, a stutter …1920 Sc.
MAMMERING a stammering, a muttering …c1425 obs.
MANT a stammer; an impediment in the speech …1839 Sc.
TITUBATION a stammering, a stuttering …1641 obs.

BALBUS a stammerer …Bk1910
BLAFFERE a stammerer …Bk1967 obs.
BLAFFOORDE a person who stammers, or has any defect in his speech …Bk1855 obs.
BUFFER a stammerer …a1382 obs.
FAFFLE a stammerer, one who is unable to articulate distinctly …c1900 Sc.
GANSH a person with a widely-gaping mouth; hence, a stupid, dull-witted, or clumsy person; a silly, stammering fellow who tries to explain himself an fails …1880 Sc. 
HABBER one who stammers, stutters or speaks thickly; hence, a stupid person …1866 Sc.
HABBERER a stammerer; a chatterbox, a talkative person …1913 Sc.
HAWER one who speaks hesitatingly or stammers …1820
HOCKER one who stammers …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
HUMMER AND HAWER one who speaks hesitatingly or stammers …1820
IKEVATER a stammerer …Bk1992 Yiddish sl. 
MAFFLARD a stammering or blundering fool; a term of contempt …c1450 obs.
MANTER a stammerer …a1585 Sc.
WARLARE one who stammers …Bk1855 obs.

ACKER to stammer, to stutter …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
AMMERGAG to stammer, to speak with difficulty …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
BALBUTIATE to stammer or stutter …1731
BLETHER to speak indistinctly; to stammer …Bk1911 Sc.
DROTE to speak indistinctly; to stammer, to stutter …c1440 obs.
FAFFLE to stutter or stammer; to utter incoherent sounds …1573 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
FAMBLE to speak imperfectly; to stammer, to stutter …1400 obs.
FRIBBLE to falter, to stammer …a1627 obs.
HABBER to stammer, to stutter; to talk continuously and boringly …1808 Sc.
HABBLE to stutter, to talk confusedly; to repeat something in a stammering or confused way; to gabble, to talk fast …1806 Sc.
HACK to hesitate; to hesitate in speech; to stammer; to stutter …1553 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
HACK T to stammer out …1631 obs.
HACKER to hesitate in speech; to stammer, to stutter …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
HACKSLAVER to hesitate in speech; to stammer and splutter …B1900 Eng. dial.
HAFFER to speak stammeringly or hesitatingly …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
HAFFLE to hesitate; to speak confusedly; to falter; to stammer; to prevaricate, to quibble …1790 Eng. dial.
HAFFLE-MAFFLE to speak unintelligibly, to stammer …1885 Eng. dial.
HAMMER to make reiterated laborious efforts to speak, to stammer …1619 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
HAMMERGAG to stammer, to speak with difficulty …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
HAMP to stammer, to speak or read hesitatingly …1796 Sc.
HAW to speak hesitatingly; to stammer …1632
HUBBER to stammer, to stutter; to talk continuously and boringly …1808 Sc.
HUM AND HAW to speak hesitatingly; to stammer; to mutter, to mumble, to be indecisive …1632
MAFFLE to stammer, to hesitate; to speak indistinctly, to mumble …1387 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
MAMMER to stammer or mutter …1350 Eng. dial.
MANT to stammer …1562 Sc.
MAUNT to stammer …1721 Sc.
STUT to stutter, to stammer …1388 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
TITUBATE to stammer, to falter in speaking …1623 rare
WABBLE to stammer out, to blurt or mumble in a halting or indistinct way …1920 Sc.
YAMMER to talk or hum indistinctly; to stammer …1881 Sc. & Eng. dial.

TIMBROPHILIC collecting stamps …19C

LETTER-HEAD a postage stamp …1887 Eng. dial.
QUEEN’S HEAD a postage stamp …1844  
TIMBROLOGY stamp-collecting …1867
TIMBROMANIA a craze or mania for collecting stamps …1864
TIMBROPHILY stamp-collecting …1864

TIMBROMANIAC one who has a mania for collecting stamps …1865
TIMBROMANIST one who has a mania for collecting stamps …1880
TIMBROPHILIST one who collects stamps …1867

– to stamp, trample, or jump on or upon in contempt or triumph TRIPUDIATE 1888
– to stamp with the feet; to make a great noise with the foot SUPPLODE 1623 obs. rare
– to stomp and kick DO A DANCE ON 1974 US sl.

– standing up stiffly REAR-BACK 1934 Amer. dial.
– standing up stiffly REAR-BACKTED 1949 Amer. dial.

– to remain standing or walking KEEP ONE’S LEGS 1706
– to remain standing; to remain, to stay OFSTAND c1000 obs. rare
– to stand up BE STANDING 1906 Amer. dial.
– to stand up, to get to one’s feet UP-FOOT L19 sl.
– to stand up; to remove yourself from your immediate location UNASS 1967 US sl.

STAND (tolerate) – VERBS
– to stand, to tolerate, to believe WEAR 1910s sl.

– to the proper standard; precisely; to perfection, perfectly; to the limit TO THE NOTCH 1837 Amer. dial.
– up to one’s standards or expectations; to one’s liking TO ONE’S NOTION 1909 Amer. dial.

– a fixed standard of quality or quantity for articles of food or drink, or other commodities SIZE 1479 obs.
– a standard of action or conduct; a proper manner or method; a limit SIZE c1420 obs.

– to regulate or control, esp. in relation to a fixed standard SIZE a1400-50 obs.

– a standard, an ensign TOKEN a1000 obs.
– a standard or banner MARK c1000 obs.

ABANDERADO a standard-bearer – a servant who carries the ensign for his master  …1598 obs.
BANEOUR a standard-bearer …1825 Sc.
BANERMAN a standard-bearer …1825 Sc.
BANEUR a standard-bearer …Bk1862
BANNEOUR a banner-bearer, a standard-bearer …1297 obs.
BANNER a banner-bearer …1925 Sc.
BANNER-BEARER a standard-bearer, an ensign …c1440
BANNERER one who carries a banner; a standard-bearer …c1340 obs. exc. hist.
BANNERMAN a standard-bearer, an ensign …a1500 Sc. arch.
BANNIER a banner-bearer …Bk1880 obs.
BANYER a standard-bearer …Bk1855 obs.

– to stand around; to watch others GOOG 1950s sl.

– to stand by or near; to stand over; esp. to stand by the dead, to mourn for BESTAND c1000 obs.
– to stand by or support someone; to accompany SIDE 1923 Amer. dial.

– a standoff; an impasse, deadlock; an impasse resolved by the backing down of one or both parties; a contest without a clear-cut victory for either side; a hopeless staring match MEXICAN STANDOFF 1891 Amer. dial.

– stand-offish or proud TAUT 1958 Sc.
– stand-offish; supercilious STIFF-ARSED;  STIFF-ASSED 1937 sl.

– at a standstill; at a loss; puzzled, perplexed; hard up FAST 1867 Eng. dial.
– at a standstill, not being used OFF 1846 Eng. dial.
– brought to a standstill, beaten, overcome; obstructed by an impediment or obstacle HARROWED 1890 Eng. dial.

– a standstill, a dilemma LANT 1866 Sc.

– things are at a standstill; there is an impasse or deadlock THE DUN IS IN THE MIRE c1405 obs.

– to bring to a standstill, to put in a dilemma LANT 1823 Sc.
– to bring to a standstill, to puzzle, to baffle PALL 1887 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
– to remain at a standstill; to make no progress GET NO FARDER NOR NARDER Bk1905 Eng. dial.

STAND UP (not show up) – VERBS
– to stand someone up; to deceive someone; to lie to someone FAKE ON Bk2006 US sl.
– to stand up; to fail to meet with someone BAG 1989 Amer. students’ sl.