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English definition of “stand in”

stand in

phrasal verb with stand     /stænd/ verb (stood, stood)
[I] to do something that someone else is supposed to do or usually does, because they are unable to do it: stand in for sb He stood in for his manager while she was away on maternity leave . We'll need someone to stand in while she's gone.
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