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in (someone's or something's) place

Definition of in (someone's or something's) place

  1. :  as a substitute or replacement for (someone or something) <The prince ruled the kingdom in his father's place.> <She couldn't attend the meeting, so she sent her secretary in her place.> <If you don't have milk, you can use water in its place.>



Word by Word Definitions

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

somethingplay
  1. :  some indeterminate or unspecified thing

    :  a person or thing of consequence

    :  one having more or less the character, qualities, or nature of something different

  1. :  in some degree :  somewhat

    : used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective

placeplay
  1. :  physical environment :  space

    :  a way for admission or transit

    :  physical surroundings :  atmosphere

  1. :  to put in or as if in a particular place or position :  set

    :  to present for consideration

    :  to put in a particular state


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