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standby

noun [C] (READY)
备用
 
 
/ˈstænd.baɪ/ ( plural standbys)
something which is always ready for use, especially if a regular one fails
(尤指为应对出故障时的)备用设备,备用件
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。
Keeping and storing things
on standby When a person or a thing is on standby, they are ready to be used if necessary
待命;备用;随时准备
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。
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