stand by (1)
This page is about the phrasal verb stand by (1).
Meaning: If you're standing by, you're ready to do something or help somebody.
- stand by The airport's rescue team stands by around the clock in case there is a fire or a plane crash.
- stand by A doctor is always standing by at the boxing stadium in case one of the fighters needs medical attention.
A pilot tells the cabin crew to "stand by" whenever it's time to
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Contributor: Matt Errey