Translation of "standby" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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standbynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈstænd.baɪ/ us /ˈstænd.baɪ/ plural standbys

standby noun [ C ] (READY)

something that is always ready for use, especially if a regular one fails

Board games are a good standby to keep the children amused if the weather is bad. 天气不好时,棋类游戏是个不错的哄孩子们开心的备用选择。
There are standby generators but these usually only have to work for a few hours a year during power cuts. 有备用发电机,不过通常一年只在断电时使用几个小时。
on standby

When a person or a thing is on standby, they are ready to be used if necessary.

Hospitals are on standby ready to deal with casualties from the crash. 医院随时准备着接纳撞车事故的伤者。

standby noun [ C ] (TICKET)

also standby ticket a cheap ticket sold just before a flight or a performance if there is a seat available


(Translation of “standby” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)