take turns
phrasal alternate

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • take turns — (doing something) to do something one person after another. The mothers in our group take turns driving the children to school. When they play on the swings, we try to make sure the kids take turns …   New idioms dictionary

  • take turns — ► take turns (or take it in turns) (of two or more people) do something alternately or in succession. Main Entry: ↑turn …   English terms dictionary

  • take turns — verb do something in turns (Freq. 2) We take turns on the night shift • Syn: ↑alternate • Derivationally related forms: ↑alternation (for: ↑alternate) …   Useful english dictionary

  • take turns — {v. phr.} To do something one after another instead of doing it all at the same time. * /In class we should not talk all at the same time; we should take turns./ * /Jean and Beth took turns on the swing./ * /The two boys took turns at digging the …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take turns — {v. phr.} To do something one after another instead of doing it all at the same time. * /In class we should not talk all at the same time; we should take turns./ * /Jean and Beth took turns on the swing./ * /The two boys took turns at digging the …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take\ turns — v. phr. To do something one after another instead of doing it all at the same time. In class we should not talk all at the same time; we should take turns. Jean and Beth took turns on the swing. The two boys took turns at digging the hole. The… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • take turns — do something alternately with others We had to take turns using the dictionary as there was only one …   Idioms and examples

  • take turns — verb a) Of two or more people, to do the same thing one after another. b) To assume a place in a sequence of successions. Syn: alternate, take it in turns …   Wiktionary

  • take turns — Synonyms and related words: alternate, cover, do a hitch, do a stint, do a tour, do time, enlist, fill in for, have a go, have tenure, hold office, keep a watch, re up, reenlist, relieve, serve time, sign up, spell, spell off, time off| …   Moby Thesaurus

  • take turns — be changed, alternate something within a pair …   English contemporary dictionary

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