stand back
  1. (intransitive) To maintain a safe distance from a hazard.
    You had better stand back and let me operate the chainsaw.
  2. (intransitive) To abstain from participation.
    While others debated the proposals, he stood back.
  3. (intransitive, cricket) (of a wicket-keeper) to stand a long way behind the wicket so as to catch balls from a fast bowler
  • French: reculer
  • German: zurückbleiben
  • Portuguese: distanciar-se, ir para trás, afastar-se, sair de perto, dar espaço, dar distância, recuar, ficar de longe, ficar afastado
  • Russian: держа́ться сза́ди
  • French: se taire, s'abstenir
  • Portuguese: ficar de fora
  • Russian: остава́ться в сторона

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