Phrasal Verbs

stand by (1)

This page is about the phrasal verb stand by (1)


If you're standing by, you're ready to do something or help somebody.

For example

  • 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.

Quick Quiz

A pilot tells the cabin crew to "stand by" whenever it's time to

a. serve the food

b. stand on passengers

c. take off or land

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