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English definition of “stand-in”

stand-in

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈstændɪn/
someone who does what another person was going to do because the other person cannot be thereReplacing and exchanging
(Definition of stand-in noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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