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noun 
  1. A device which maintains a fixed distance between two objects, especially between a surface and electrical wiring.
  2. (colloquial) A social confrontation, or conflict between persons (see above verb).
I don't want to get involved in the between those two.
verb 
  1. To operate some distance from the object of the operation
  2. (colloquial) To become involved in a social confrontation, or conflict of interests. (To cause a stand-off is to undertake the action itself.)
Etymology: From stand + off


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