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present tense
I/you/we/theystand down
he/she/itstands down
present participlestanding down
past tensestood down
past participlestood down
  1. 2
    [intransitive] to leave a job or position, especially an important one
    stand down as:

    She'll be standing down as president at the end of the year.

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