There are 2 main definitions of stand in in English:

stand in1

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.
Synonyms
deputize, act, act as deputy, substitute, act as substitute, act as stand-in, fill in, sit in, do duty, take over, act as understudy, act as locum, do a locum, be a proxy, cover, provide cover, hold the fort, step into the breach;
take the place of, do something in someone's place/stead, replace, relieve, take over from, understudy
North American pinch-hit
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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There are 2 main definitions of stand in in English:

stand-in2

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noun

A person who stands in for another, especially in a match or performance; a substitute: [as modifier]: a stand-in goalkeeper
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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.
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