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English definition of “stand in”

stand in

(US usually fill in) phrasal verb with stand     /stænd/ verb (stood, stood)
C2 to do the job that another person was going to do or usually does, or to take that person's place at an event, because they cannot be there: Paula stood in for Jane, while Jane was on holiday.Replacing and exchanging
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