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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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