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sub for someone or something

to substitute for someone or something. I have to sub for Roger at work this weekend. Will pliers sub for the wrench you wanted?
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sub someone for (someone else)

 and sub something for something else
to substitute someone for someone else or something for something else. I will sub Chuck for Roger for this next play only. We will sub the red ones for the blue ones.
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substitute for someone or something

to serve as a replacement for someone or something. I have to substitute for Roger at work this weekend. Do you think that this will substitute for the one you wanted?
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substitute someone for (someone else)

 and substitute something for something else
to exchange someone or something for someone or something else; to replace someone or something with someone or something else. Shall I substitute Fred for Mary in the front office? Please substitute fish for beef on my dinner order.
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The national treatment obligation of Article III: 2, second sentence applies to 'directly competitive or substitutable products'.
For 4 combinations of products at the substitutable end of the continuum (blended spread/butter, margarine/low-fat margarine, butter/low-fat margarine, and butter/margarine), the most observed pattern was matching.
This warranty is substitutable for a joint and several guarantee.
Deposits and Guarantees required: Rg 5% substitutable by demand guarantee or a joint and several guarantee.
To encourage use of biosimilars, the FDA should act to allow interchangeable biosimilars to be substitutable for their reference products.
Dorzolamide hydrochloride-timolol maleate and dorzolamide hydrochloride ophthalmic solutions are therapeutically equivalent and substitutable for the brands COSOPT([R]) and TRUSOPT([R]) respectively.
5% withholding, substitutable by demand guarantee (section 101 to 103 of CMP).
In it, the pair called for a fundamental shift in the health IT landscape, one based on reimagining health care IT systems as iPhone-like platforms that could run substitutable apps.
The lawsuit alleges that River's Edge unlawfully promotes its benzoyl peroxide gel and wash products as generically equivalent to - or otherwise substitutable for - Graceway's Benziq(TM) family of products: Benziq LS Gel (benzoyl peroxide 2.
Heng added : "Despite current signs of gloom, Coastal Group envisages the medium to long-term fundamentals of O&G (oil and gas) industry to remain positive given the hardly substitutable nature of petroleum.
KHEDEZLA is not generically substitutable for PRISTIQ 50 mg and 100 mg tablets.
Pantoprazole Sodium DR Tablets are AB-rated, therapeutically equivalent and substitutable for the brand PROTONIX Delayed-Release (DR) Tablets.
If approved for marketing, Stavzor[TM] will be a branded product; it will not be AB-rated to or generically substitutable for Depakote[R], nor will Depakote[R] or any Depakote[R] generics be substitutable for Stavzor[TM].
Stavzor[TM] will be a branded product; it is not expected to be AB-rated to or generically substitutable for Depakote[R], nor will Depakote[R] or any Depakote[R] generics be substitutable for Stavzor[TM].