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Translation of "standby" - English-Russian dictionary

standby

noun [C]     /ˈstændbaɪ/ ( plural standbys)
someone or something extra that is ready to be used if needed что-либо имеющееся в запасе We kept our old TV as a standby in case the new one broke.Keeping and storing things
be on standby
to be ready to do something or to be used if needed стоять наготове, быть в запасе Police were on standby in case there was any trouble after the game.Keeping and storing things
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