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 for To stand fire
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stand \Stand\ (st[a^]nd), v. t.
     1. To endure; to sustain; to bear; as, I can not stand the
        cold or the heat.
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     2. To resist, without yielding or receding; to withstand.
        "Love stood the siege." --Dryden.
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              He stood the furious foe.             --Pope.
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     3. To abide by; to submit to; to suffer.
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              Bid him disband his legions, . . .
              And stand the judgment of a Roman senate. --Addison.
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     4. To set upright; to cause to stand; as, to stand a book on
        the shelf; to stand a man on his feet.
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     5. To be at the expense of; to pay for; as, to stand a treat.
        [Colloq.] --Thackeray.
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     To stand fire, to receive the fire of arms from an enemy
        without giving way.
     To stand one's ground, to keep the ground or station one
        has taken; to maintain one's position. "Peasants and
        burghers, however brave, are unable to stand their ground
        against veteran soldiers." --Macaulay.
     To stand trial, to sustain the trial or examination of a
        cause; not to give up without trial.
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