stand in - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [intransitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theystand in
he/she/itstands in
present participlestanding in
past tensestood in
past participlestood in
  1. to do someone else’s job temporarily while they are not available to do it

    Lorraine was ready to stand in if Helen got sick.

    stand in for:

    I’ll be standing in for Peter while he’s away.

See also main entry: stand