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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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According to the report, Growing health-consciousness is expected to drive the sugar substitutes market during the forecast period.
System Administrators Have The Ability To Give Priority To One Class Of Substitutes Over Another.
Everton's first goalscoring substitute was Sandy Brown, who scored against Liverpool on August 27, 1966 in a a 3-1 victory.
Automation and technology has changed the process of hiring and managing substitutes the most in recent years," Smith says.
About the Vegan Substitutes Guide: The Vegan Substitutes Guide (https://itunes.
A low-salt substitute sourced from plants could reduce levels of sodium in foods by more than 40%, without impacting salty taste.
Ed Kaz, the school's union chapter chairman, suggested to a couple dozen teachers Friday that if they called LAUSD's automated system to request a substitute teacher Tuesday, to press six for "professional development," English teacher Robert Seaman said.
If the substitute goods would be qualifying property under Sec.
One only needs to think of the number and types of books, print, television ads, and Web sites dealing with obesity and weight loss programs to understand the concept of substitute services.
Hemoglobin has been a favorite starting point for developers of blood substitutes.
The second section contains discussions on future generations of blood substitutes, their prospects, and approaches to existing problems with these products.
It also allows machine-readable substitutes, including computer-generated and computer-printed forms that meet criteria to be published later based on IRS system requirements and on input from tax practitioner groups and software developers.
The high soy content of many meat substitutes makes them a good source of protein and provides a growing market for bioregionally-correct, American-grown soybeans, 90 percent of which are now fed to livestock.
This trend should continue to have enormous impact on the expanding market for fat substitutes, according to a new report by leading consulting and research firm FIND/SVP.
Dieters' hearts have been sent aflutter by announcements of two new fat substitutes, now under review by the Food and Drug Administration.