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understudy

noun [C] uk   /ˈʌn.dəˌstʌd.i/ us    /-dɚ-/
an actor who learns the parts of other actors in a play, so that he or she can replace them if necessary, for example if they are ill
understudy
verb [T] uk   us  
Translations of “understudy”
in Spanish doblar, aprender un papel para suplir (a alguien)…
in French doubler…
in German eine Rolle etc. als Ersatzmann einstudieren…
in Chinese (Traditional) 候補演員,替角…
in Russian дублер…
in Turkish yedek aktör/aktris/oyuncu…
in Chinese (Simplified) 候补演员,替角…
in Polish dubler/ka…
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