The Alternative Norwegian Bokmål Dictionary: stå

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etymology 1 Noun use of the verb stå. Alternative forms: stande (obsolete in Bokmål, optional form in Nynorsk)
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  1. (only idiomatic, not inflected) stop up, stop short, break down Forhandlingene gikk i stå. The negotations broke down.
  2. (only in specific cases) a stand Store stå. A standing area for spectators at in Oslo, literally: "the great stand"
  3. (slang, not inflected) erection, hard-on
Synonyms: baklås, gå i stå, stagnasjon, stans, stanse, stillstand, stoppe opp, ståpikk, ereksjon
etymology 2 From Old Norse standa; compare with Swedish stå.
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  1. to stand. Bussen var så full at han måtte stå. The bus was so full he had to stand. Stå stille, sa jeg! I said, stand still!
  2. to be, be located. Det står en vase på bordet. There is a vase on the table.
  3. to stand still, be stopped Toget stod i ti minutter grunnet strømbrudd. The train was stopped for ten minutes due to a power failure.
  4. to take place, happen Når står bryllupet? When is the wedding? Slaget ved Waterloo stod i 1815. The battle of Warerloo took place in 1815.
  5. to reach, be at Vannspruten stod langt over brygga. The spurt of water reached way over the pier.
  6. to be written, to say Tror du ikke på meg? Det står i avisen. Don't you believe me? It says so in the paper.
  7. (tests and exams) to pass Hvordan gikk det, stod du til eksamen? How did it go, did you pass your exam. (literally: "how did it go, did you stand to the exam?")
Synonyms: kneise, rage, rekke, stande, være, være oppreist, ligge, være, stanse, stoppe, stoppe opp, figurere, finne sted, foregå, skje, være, , være

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