how to pronounce standoff

stændɔːf

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“… of a standoff and I remember saying to …”

meanings of standoff

noun:

  1. A device which maintains a fixed distance between two objects, especially between a surface and a sign or electrical wiring.
  2. A deadlocked confrontation between antagonists (see stand off and verb below).

verb:

  1. Nonstandard spelling of stand off.