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 (grănd′stănd′, grăn′-)
1. A roofed stand for spectators at a stadium or racetrack.
2. The spectators or audience at an event.
intr.v. grand·stand·ed, grand·stand·ing, grand·stands
To perform ostentatiously so as to impress an audience.

grand′stand′er n.
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Noun1.grandstander - someone who performs with an eye to the applause from spectators in the grandstand
show-off - someone who deliberately behaves in such a way as to attract attention
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