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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. Baseball To bat in place of a player scheduled to bat, especially when a hit is badly needed.
  • intransitive v. Informal To substitute for another in a time of need.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To bat in place of another player
  • v. To do something in the place of another person who is not able to perform or is less skilled; to substitute or stand in for somebody.

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