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Thread: Stand Back

    • Join Date: Mar 2005
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    Stand Back

    Dear Teachers,

    A. "Stand back!" means "back off!", correct?

    B. "Back away!" means "go away!" or "beat it!", correct?

    Thanks a million


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    Re: Stand Back

    'Stand back' could be used to create some space, when people are crowding around an accident. 'Back away' would be used in the sense you give it.


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