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ausstehen

1.
to be pending, to be due, to be outstanding
(Mainly for bills but it also works for expected replies. Sounds formal.)
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2.
to bear something
(Pretty much ONLY used in the spoken past, for extreme situations you "stood through". NOT in the general sense of "bearing" as an ongoing process. )
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to not be able to stand someone
("jemanden nicht ausstehen können" - pretty much only used in this phrasing and only in the sense of not liking someone. The general word for "to be able to stand/bear" is "aushalten".)
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Root: *sta-
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Viktoriaki
1 year ago

So the go-to word for “to stand smth/to bear/to put up with” is aushalten, but if i want to say “i can’t stand him” it would be more idiomatic to use “ich kann ihn nicht ausstehen”?