ausstehen

Meanings

1.
to be pending, to be due, to be outstanding
(Mainly for bills but it also works for expected replies. Sounds formal.)
2.
to bear something
(Pretty much ONLY used in the past tense, for extreme situations you "stood through". NOT in the general sense of "bearing" as an ongoing process)
3.
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".)

Word Family

Root: *sta-
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