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stand trial

This page is about the collocation stand trial

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to be judged for a crime in a court of law

For example

  • He'll be standing trial for murder next month.

  • Do you think the ex-president will ever stand trial for the war crimes he committed?

Quick Quiz

Who stands trial in a courtroom?

a. the judge

b. the accused person

c. officials who stand guard

Contributor: Matt Errey