Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles 'Stand' has many meanings in English. Let's learn a few. Most commonly, 'stand' is a verb which means 'to be in a vertical position on your feet.' 'I am standing at my desk.' We can also use 'stand' as a transitive verb which means 'to endure'. 'My phone can stand a lot of damage.' We can also use 'can't stand' for things which are difficult to enjoy or really annoying. 'I can't stand the noise in my office.' We can also use 'stand' to describe the action of buying something nice for someone. 'I will stand you dinner this evening.' Finally, 'to stand on one's own feet.' This is a fixed expression which means 'learn to be independent.' Your parents might say 'it's time you got a job and stood on your own two feet.'