[ US /ˈəndɝˌstədi/ ]
[ UK /ˌʌndəstˈʌdi/ ]
  1. an actor able to replace a regular performer when required
  1. be an understudy or alternate for a role
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How To Use understudy In A Sentence

  • Brian said: ‘It puts her in a good place for understudying the lead roles and if things work out well she could find herself going on for a principal before too long.’
  • One of the leads and her understudy were hurt when their trailer flipped.
  • Apparently their mate, who was understudying the lead, had gone on that night so they were there to support him.
  • Amy played Christine in the Millennium tour of Phantom, when she was understudying the role.
  • They don't have an understudy to take that role right now.
  • Now, he's understudying a Tony-nominated star, Alfred Molina, in "Red," a play about abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko. Waiting In The Wings With Broadway's 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.
  • I hadden arranged an understudy for that role so I hadda do it wiff only 6 hrs to get off book an teach Asst Stage manager how to run tings. why no one comes - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?
  • This was the classic cliché - understudy steps in at the last moment and makes good.
  • After a 20-minute interval he was replaced by his understudy. The Sun
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