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English definition of “stand in”

stand in

(US usually fill in)
verb uk phrasal verb with stand   /stænd/ (stood, stood) us  
C2 to do the job that another person was going to do or usually does, or to take that person's place at an event, because they cannot be there: Paula stood in for Jane, while Jane was on holiday.
(Definition of stand in phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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