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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

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

stand-innoun [C]

uk   /ˈstænd.ɪn/ us   /ˈstænd.ɪn/
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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.
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