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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.
(Definition of stand in phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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