stand-down


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stand-down

or stand·down (stănd′doun′)
n.
A relaxation from a state of readiness or alert.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stand-down - a suspension and relaxation from an alert state or a state of readiness
abeyance, suspension - temporary cessation or suspension
2.stand-down - (military) a temporary stop of offensive military action
stop, stoppage - the act of stopping something; "the third baseman made some remarkable stops"; "his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood"
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
Translations

stand-down

n
(Mil) → Feuerpause f
(in firm etc: = work stoppage) → (vorübergehende) Arbeitseinstellung for -niederlegung f
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In a message to staff last week, JLR management said: "Due to potential Brexit disruption we will declare a week of production stand-down (April 8-12).
JAGUAR Land Rover has confirmed a week-long stand-down of production.
The Lowdown: May is National Safety Stand-Down Month
The commander of Air Force Global Strike Command ordered a safety stand-down of the B-1B Lancer fleet March 28.
The resolution noted that the Stand-Down Agreement, signed on June 8, binds the military, the police, and the New People's Army from hostilities as 'goodwill and confidence-building measures' for the fifth round of talks, supposed to be held from June 28-30.
Camp Bancasi, Butuan City -- "No to stand-down order against Communist New People's Army Terrorists (CNTs)," said a strongly worded message of a ranking area commander of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Sunday.
In an online interview, Sison said that if the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) negotiating panel "agrees to a stand-down agreement" with the government (GRP) negotiating panel, the CPP and its armed wing, the New People's Army (NPA), "also agree and will follow the terms of the stand-down agreement."
During May 8-12, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration and partners, including NIOSH, will host the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and companion federal agencies have designated May 2-6 as the third annual National Safety Stand-Down, reminding or educating construction employers and workers of the serious dangers of falls--the leading cause of fatalities stemming from construction site accidents.
He challenged the safety department to come up with an interactive stand-down that would involve every division on the ship, as well as the Air Wing Five team.
On July 16, 2004, the director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) declared a suspension, or stand-down, of laboratory operations to address safety and security concerns.
Department of the Army civilians, Cathy Flores and Fred Artis, both from the 835th Transportation Battalion, Okinawa, Japan, practice their fire-fighting skills at a Fire Prevention Class held during the battalion's Safety Stand-down Day March 18.