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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 ​averageperson.
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stand in

(US usually fill in)
phrasal verb with stand uk   us   /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.

stand-innoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈstænd.ɪn/
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stand in

phrasal verb with stand uk   us   /stænd/ 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   us   /ˈstændɪn/
a ​person who ​takes the ​place or does the ​job of someone else for a ​shorttime because that ​person is not ​available: The ​plannedkeynote speaker was unable to ​attend, so we had to ​find a stand-in at ​shortnotice.
(Definition of stand in from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “stand in”
in Arabic يَحِلّ مَحلّ…
in Korean 대역…
in Portuguese suplente, substituta, dublê…
in Catalan suplent, doble…
in Japanese 代理, 代役…
in Italian sostituto, -a…
in Chinese (Simplified) (临时的)顶替者,代替者…
in Turkish vekâlet, yerini alma, yerine geçme…
in Russian дублер, замена…
in Chinese (Traditional) (臨時的)頂替者,代替者…
in Polish zastęp-ca/czyni…
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