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synonyms for understudying

  • replace
  • deputize
  • insinuate
  • interject
  • interpose
  • pinch hit
  • represent
  • stand in (for)
  • substract
  • take the place of
  • understudy

antonyms for understudying

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How to use understudying in a sentence

Sent her a note that I was understudying a man named Carter and to mind to pick up her cues.
WHERE THERE'S A WILLMARY ROBERTS RINEHART
She's over on the News now, understudying the fashion editor before taking charge, and we lunch together nearly every day.
MRS. BALFAMEGERTRUDE FRANKLIN HORN ATHERTON
It was evident that the subaltern was now understudying the Major in his star part of cheering other fellows up.
LEAVES FROM A FIELD NOTE-BOOKJ. H. MORGAN
She was understudying Martha, too, when anyone was sick in the town, and needed nursing or a helping hand.
THE BLACK OPALKATHARINE SUSANNAH PRICHARD
Partner, this thing of understudying a football hero is mighty wearing.
THE TURNER TWINSRALPH HENRY BARBOUR
She is left with a great deal of spare time on her hands when merely understudying, or out of an engagement.
THE ETIQUETTE OF ENGAGEMENT AND MARRIAGEG. R. M. DEVEREUX
Here he is less truculent, less Nietzschian, less self-conscious of understudying and attempting to act the parts of Jove.
IDLING IN ITALYJOSEPH COLLINS
She had been engaged, in my little drama, for the part of "leading juvenile," with the privilege of understudying the heroine.
THE PRINCESS PASSESALICE MURIEL WILLIAMSON AND CHARLES NORRIS WILLIAMSON
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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