stand down

stand down(
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to resign)
a. retirarse
The board of directors has asked the CEO to stand down.La junta directiva ha pedido al director ejecutivo que se retire.
b. dimitir
When he saw that he had no chance of winning the election, Hawkins decided to stand down.Cuando vio que no tenía posibilidad de ganar la elección, Hawkins decidió dimitir.
c. renunciar
Francis said that she would be standing down as head of the committee.Francis dijo que iba a renunciar como directora del comité.
2. (to leave the witness stand)
a. abandonar el estrado
I have one more question for the witness before she stands down.Tengo una pregunta más para la testigo antes de que abandone el estrado.
3. (military)
a. retirarse
The troops were about to attack, but they were unexpectedly ordered to stand down.Las tropas estaban a punto de atacar, pero inesperadamente les ordenaron retirarse.
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stand down
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (retire)
a. retirarse
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stand down
1 (resign) [+official, chairman] dimitir
He stood down as chairman last January
(withdraw) [+candidate] retirarse
the candidate is standing down in favour of a younger person el candidato se retira a favor de una persona más joven
2 (Jur) [+witness] retirarse
The Judge told her she could stand down
you may stand down usted puede retirarse
3 (Mil)
the troops have stood down ha terminado el estado de alerta (militar)
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