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standby

US [ˈstændˌbaɪ]
UK [ˈstæn(d)baɪ]
  • n.后备人员;备用物品
  • adj.(机票、音乐会门票等)最后时刻出售的
  • Web待机;待命;等待
Plural Form:standbys  
standby
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n.
1.
后备人员;备用物品a person or thing that can always be used if needed, for example if sb/sth else is not available or if there is an emergency
I always keep a pizza in the freezer as a standby.
我总会在冰箱里放一个比萨饼应急。
a standby electricity generator
备用发电机
IDM
The emergency services were put on standby after a bomb warning.
接到炸弹警报后,各应急服务机构进入待命状态。
He was put on standby for the flight to New York.
这班飞往纽约的班机,他候补待位。
on standby
随时可以投入行动;处于待命状态;招之即来ready to do sth immediately if needed or asked
The emergency services were put on standby after a bomb warning.
接到炸弹警报后,各应急服务机构进入待命状态。
候补座位(如临时有票或具备其他必要条件便可立即出发的)ready to travel or go somewhere if a ticket or sth that is needed suddenly becomes available
He was put on standby for the flight to New York.
这班飞往纽约的班机,他候补待位。
adj.
1.
[obn]
(机票、音乐会门票等)最后时刻出售的astandby ticket for a flight, concert, etc. cannot be bought in advance and is only available a very short time before the plane leaves or the performance starts

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