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    stand off the whole of South New Hampshire single-handed (meaning)

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    stand off the whole of South New Hampshire single-handed (meaning)

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    SI CROWELL: Morning , Howie.

    HOWIE NEWSOME: Morning, Si. - Anything in the papers I ought to know?

    SI CROWELL: Nothing much, except we're losing about the best baseball pitcher Grover's Corners ever had.

    HOWIE NEWSOME: Reckon he was. He's been standing off the whole of South New Hampshire single-handed, looks like.

    SI CROWELL: He could hit and run bases, too.

    HOWIE NEWSOME: Yep. Mighty fine ball player....

    .....

    (Thornton Wilder, Our Town)

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    Hello everyone,

    I don't understand the whole passage ..standing off the whole of South New Hampshire single-handed. What does that mean in this context? Please help. Thanks in advance.

    Authorkeeblerelf (908281)  27 Nov 22, 00:08
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    er verteidigt, im Sinne von Erstellung einer Abwehr. Also etwa wie ward off oder fend off.
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    Wäre mein Vorschlag.
    #1AuthorTschessapiek (907405) 27 Nov 22, 00:48
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    He is such a good player that the local team has won games against all the other teams in the southern part of the state of New Hampshire.

    #2Author Martin--cal (272273)  27 Nov 22, 01:04
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    Und es war ganz allein sein Verdienst.

    #3Author mbshu (874725) 27 Nov 22, 07:32
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    Almost : ... he himself has won all the games ...

    #4Author no me bré (700807) 27 Nov 22, 09:59
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    Thank you all.

    Nevertheless, I have an issue with this wording. I think that's because I don't know the real and basic meaning of stand off in this context. What is the real meaning of the phrasal (?) verb stand off here? Please help. Thank you.

    #5Authorkeeblerelf (908281)  27 Nov 22, 17:27
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    Already answered in #1: Also etwa wie "ward off" oder "fend off."

    #6Author Martin--cal (272273) 27 Nov 22, 18:28
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    (US) To prevent any would-be attacker from coming close by adopting an offensive posture.

    We took hold of anything that might serve as a weapon to stand off the menacing group of young men.

    https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/stand_off


    transitive verb

    1

    to keep from advancing REPEL


    https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/st...

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    Du sparst dir glaube ich wirklich Arbeit, wenn du nicht immer alles abtippst und hier einstellst, sondern ein wenig übst, selbst zu recherchieren. Wörterbücher wurden dir schon mehrfach verlinkt.

    #7Author Jalapeño (236154) 27 Nov 22, 18:33
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    OK, I understand now. Maybe, I'm a bit slow-witted. Thank you very much for helping me, all of you.


    @ #7: Du sparst dir glaube ich wirklich Arbeit, wenn du nicht immer alles abtippst und hier einstellst, sondern ein wenig übst, selbst zu recherchieren. Wörterbücher wurden dir schon mehrfach verlinkt


    Hello Jalapeno, thank you very much. I'm always looking up the words and phrases in some dictionaries, actually. But sometimes, the problem is that I can't relate the specific meanings to the context; then I post a thread.


    #8Authorkeeblerelf (908281)  27 Nov 22, 19:18
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    keeblerelf, hier ist ein Faden, der dafür plädiert, in der Muttersprache zu schreiben.

    Vielleicht magst du ihn dir mal durchlesen, insbesondere die direkt verlinkte #69.


    related discussion: Which language to write in? In welcher Sprach... - #69

    #9Author penguin (236245) 28 Nov 22, 08:56
     
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