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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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One pharmacist said substituting for narrow therapeutic index drugs often results in patients being re-evaluated by physicians, having additional lab tests run to monitor blood levels and receiving a new prescription for a different brand name drug not available in generic form.
Sauces and salad dressing based on mayonnaise can be cut in half calorically simply by substituting the low-fat (light) kind in place of the real (real fattening) version.
You can cut calories further by substituting nonfat milk for whole milk (half milk, half water).
Or make them naturally healthy and sugar-free by substituting plain gelatin and boiling fruit juice.
They stretched the servings by adding other ingredients to the fish or substituting relatively inexpensive ground chicken.