Meaning of “stand in” in the English Dictionary

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"stand in" in British English

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stand in

US usually fill in
phrasal verb with stand uk /stænd/ us /stænd/ verb stood, stood

stand-innoun [ C ]

uk /ˈstænd.ɪn/ us /ˈstænd.ɪn/

(Definition of “stand in” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"stand-in" in American English

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stand-innoun [ C ]

us /ˈstændˌɪn/

a person who takes the place or does the job of another person:

Critics serve as a kind of stand-in for the average person.

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"stand in" in Business English

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stand in

phrasal verb with stand uk /stænd/ us 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.

stand-innoun [ C ]

uk /ˈstændɪn/ us

a person who takes the place or does the job of someone else for a short time because that person is not available:

The planned keynote speaker was unable to attend, so we had to find a stand-in at short notice.

(Definition of “stand in” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)