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Definitions of understudy

  1. be an understudy or alternate for a role Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. an actor able to replace a regular performer when required Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. To study, as another actor's part, in order to be his substitute in an emergency; to study another actor's part. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. One who studies another's part with a view to assuming it in an emergency. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To learn another actor's part, so as to take his place. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. An actor trained as substitute for another. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. un'd[.e]r-stud-i, v.t. and v.i. to study a dramatic part so as to be able to take the place of the actor playing it, if necessary.--n. an actor who prepares a part in this way. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  8. One who studies theatrical part in order to play it at short notice in absence of the usual actor; (vb) study (part) thus. Concise Oxford Dictionary
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