Translation of stand by in Spanish:

stand by

mantenerse al margen, v.

phrasal verb

  • 1

    • 1.1(remain uninvolved)

      mantenerse al margen
      people just stood by and did nothing la gente estaba allí mirando sin hacer nada

    • 1.2(be at readiness)

      (army/troops) estar en estado de alerta
      we'll be standing by in case you need us allí estaremos por si nos necesitan
      • stand by for take-off! ¡listos para despegar!
      • please stand by for an important announcement por favor presten atención: se va a hacer un anuncio importante

  • 2

    • 2.1(uphold)

      (promise) mantener
      (decision) atenerse a
      I stand by what I said earlier me atengo a lo que dije antes
      • I stand by my offer mi oferta sigue en pie

    • 2.2(support, help)

      (friend) apoyar
      (friend) no abandonar