Translation of "standby" - English-Polish dictionary


noun [ C ] uk /ˈstændbaɪ/ us plural standbys

someone or something extra that is ready to be used if needed

We kept our old TV set as a standby in case the new one broke.
be on standby

to be ready to do something or to be used if needed

być w pogotowiu lub gotowości
Police were on standby in case there was any trouble after the game.

(Translation of “standby” from the Cambridge English–Polish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)