from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to stand or insist too much or too long; overstay
- v. to stand too strictly on the demands or conditions of.
- v. : to sail to the mark at a wider angle than is the normal upwind angle, to go beyond the layline
- v. : to have complete or intutitive comprehension, to grok
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To stand on the price or conditions of, so as to lose a sale; to lose by an extravagant price or hard conditions.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To stand too strictly on the demands or conditions of.
From Middle English overstonden, from Old English oferstandan ("to stand over"), equivalent to over- + stand. Cognate with Dutch overstaan ("to stand over"), German überstehen ("to stand through, survive"). (Wiktionary)