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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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1) the imported products and the domestic products are "directly competitive or substitutable products" which are in competition with each other;
Singh and Vives (1984) show that in a duopoly game with linear demand and constant marginal cost, firms should employ quantity competition strategy if products are substitutable and take price competition strategy if products are well differentiated.
For the substitutable products the weekly schedule shows undermatching, the 3-wk-avg analyses show matching, and the 5-wk-avg analyses show overmatching.
The depersonalising plot devices in such texts (often hi-tech flimflammery such as drugs, virtual reality machines, androids, clones, and so on) are moreover formally immanent in the pornography of Andrew Blake with its substitutable locales and models, in advertising, in fashion photography, in Web 2.
Specifically, because these stimuli were shown to decrease the occurrence of automatic behavior within the preference assessment, we hypothesized that they were substitutable to the behavior.
It does not explain, for example, why it may be inappropriate to place metal shoehorns and plastic shoehorns in the same market because, although they may be substitutable from a consumer's perspective, they may not be substitutable from a manufacturer's perspective.
Yet that said, the most easily substitutable element and least apt to alter the outcome substantially is channel, or medium.
We can do all the reduction-of-resource consumption possible in building sustainable communities around the world," answers Waak, "but if population growth continues in an unplanned way, it doesn't make any difference: We are going to exhaust the resources that are available to us, and we will get up against the wall, where there's nothing that's substitutable anymore.
Moreover, its applicability for substitutable resources was demonstrated in experiments with rotifers that compete for algal foods (Rothhaupt 1988).
Obviously, if landfill services are substitutable with these other inputs, then omitting [[Sigma].
Low priced crude oil made substitutable virgin rubber and carbon black more cost competitive with reclaim.
I do suggest that, by biasing hospitals' internal resource allocation decisions in favor of depreciable and/or leasable assets vis-a-vis substitutable operating expenses, the resulting capital intensity increase reflects not only the greater acuity of the average inpatient, but also the fact that we have continued to reward hospitals that substitute capital for labor and supplies.
40 to pharmacies for substitutable and premium-free PBS-subsidized drugs, introduced in July 2010.
Sandoz today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted its Abbreviated New Drug Application for fluticasone propionate / salmeterol combination product, a substitutable generic version of Advair Diskus.