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stand-downor stand·down (stănd′doun′)
A relaxation from a state of readiness or alert.
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|Noun||1.||stand-down - a suspension and relaxation from an alert state or a state of readiness|
|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"