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We've kept the old buggy as a standby in case the new one breaks.
a standby diesel generator
The troops are on standby and can return at a moment's notice.
Falconer has been put on standby for the European Championships.
passengers on standby
The flight is sold out, but we can put you on standby.
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a Korean dish made from fermented cabbage or other vegetables, garlic and spices
to ask people to vote in order to decide an issue
a compulsive desire for something; an addiction to something
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Definition of standby from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.