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Noun
A performer who understudies
“It's a bit like the old fairy tale of an understudy in the theatre getting their chance when the real lead falls ill and given the opportunity commands the stage.”
Noun
One ranked below, and typically employed to assist, a senior person
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An actor or player
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Person who is learning something
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Secondary role player
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Person who does stunts for an actor
Verb
To do something in someone's place
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Adjective
Serving as a support or backup for a given position or role
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