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Synonyms for standby
ˈstændˌbaɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. standby(noun)

    something that can be relied on when needed

    Synonyms:
    understudy

    Antonyms:
    primary

  2. understudy, standby(adj)

    an actor able to replace a regular performer when required

    Synonyms:
    understudy

    Antonyms:
    primary

  3. standby(adj)

    ready for emergency use

    "a standby generator"; "a standby crew"

    Antonyms:
    primary

How to pronounce standby?

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Daniel
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Karen
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How to use standby in a sentence?

  1. Otero County:

    We’ve got people up there( at Sunspot) that requested us to standby while they evacuate it. Nobody would really elaborate on any of the circumstances as to why. The FBI were up there. What their purpose was nobody will say. but for The FBI to get involved that quick and be so secretive about The FBI, there was a lot of stuff going on up there.

  2. Valter Longo:

    As cells are killed and the body goes into standby, your stem cells switch on.

  3. Professor Nathan Alexander:

    She was really behaved and even started to fall asleep at the end, we had a bottle ready on standby, if needed. We enjoyed having her energy in class.

  4. J. G. Ballard:

    Perhaps violence, like pornography, is some kind of an evolutionary standby system, a last-resort device for throwing a wild joker into the game?

  5. Toyin Saraki:

    A woman there is only footsteps away from a midwife and clinic, with her family around her, and a doctor on standby, if ever there was an argument for having midwives present at delivery and a doctor on call if needed, this is surely it.

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Translations for standby

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  • beredskabDanish
  • BereitschaftGerman
  • σε αναμονή, εφεδρικόςGreek
  • Etre prêtFrench
  • готовность, состояние готовностиRussian

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