stand back Rate this phrase:(4.00 / 3 votes)
To maintain a safe distance from a hazard.

You had better stand back and let me operate the chainsaw.

Additional definitions for 'stand back':

stand backTo abstain from participation.
stand backTo stand a long way behind the wicket so as to catch balls from a fast bowler.
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