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stand in 1

1Deputize: Brown stood in for the injured Simpson
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  • I then stood in for another team leader while she was off, and I picked up everything really quickly.
  • Ian Bell also pushed his claims by striking an assured 70 when he stood in for Graham Thorpe.
  • He stood in for us when called on and played better than we could have expected.
deputize, act, act as deputy, substitute, fill in, sit in, do duty, take over, act as locum, be a proxy, cover, hold the fort, step into the breach;
replace, relieve, take over from
2 Nautical Sail closer to the shore.
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  • The American ship stood in as close to the shoals as she dared and then fired a shot across the steamer's bow.
  • The ship stood in for the island.
  • In the evening we saw a harbour, stood in towards it and found it to have all the appearances of a good one.
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stand-in 2 Syllabification: stand-in
Pronunciation: /ˈstand ˌin/


A person who stands in for another, especially in a performance; a substitute: his stand-in does all the dancing sequences
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  • Onstage, stand-ins for the closing act are doing sound and lighting checks.
  • He was chipping cheeky penalties past a stand-in goalkeeper.
  • They were knocked out of the Cup after having a stand-in keeper for the second half following an injury.
informal temp, pinch-hitter
(body) double, stuntman
substitute, replacement, deputy, fill-in, stopgap, supply, surrogate, relief, acting, temporary, provisional, caretaker
informal pinch-hitting

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