Synonyms for grandstand

Grammar : Verb
Spell : gran-stand, grand-
Phonetic Transcription : ˈgrænˌstænd, ˈgrænd-

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Définition of grandstand

Origin :
  • "main seating for spectators at an outdoor event," 1834, from grand (adj.)+ stand. The verb meaning "to show off" is student slang from 1895, from grandstand player, attested in baseball slang from 1888.
  • It's little things of this sort which makes the 'grand stand player.' They make impossible catches, and when they get the ball they roll all over the field. [M.J. Kelly, "Play Ball," 1888]
  • Cf. British gallery hit (1882) "showy play by a batsman in cricket, 'intended to gain applause from uncritical spectators'" [OED]. Related: grandstanding.
  • verb show off
Example sentences :
  • How are you going to do it—after you've finished your grandstand plays?
  • Extract from : « Lords of the Stratosphere » by Arthur J. Burks
  • He stared at the grandstand with a bewildered, appealing face.
  • Extract from : « Stanford Stories » by Charles K. Field
  • "I don't play to the grandstand," growled the grouchy pitcher.
  • Extract from : « Baseball Joe in the Big League » by Lester Chadwick
  • The girls stood up in the grandstand and waved their banners gaily.
  • Extract from : « The Rover Boys at Colby Hall » by Arthur M. Winfield
  • He jammed on his cap and stepped out from behind the grandstand.
  • Extract from : « The Boy Scouts at the Panama Canal » by John Henry Goldfrap
  • He was being greeted on all sides by those on the grandstand, but he had eyes for only one.
  • Extract from : « For the Honor of Randall » by Lester Chadwick
  • They were at a section of the grandstand at the end of the field.
  • Extract from : « And Then the Town Took Off » by Richard Wilson
  • He was relieved when they had scrambled up the steps under the grandstand.
  • Extract from : « And Then the Town Took Off » by Richard Wilson
  • I made a grandstand play for others, but was turned down hard.
  • Extract from : « Tom Slade on the River » by Percy K. Fitzhugh
  • “No; wait until they need it,” suggested Sid Henderson, who was in the grandstand.
  • Extract from : « A Quarter-Back's Pluck » by Lester Chadwick

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