Definition of change places in English:

change places


  • Exchange places or roles.

    ‘under the bishop's plan, he and I were to change places’
    • ‘A boisterous group keen on having a good time, they kept changing places and pointing out landmarks on the ground below.’
    • ‘In 1846 he maintained that the continents and oceans had never changed places and that the Earth's general framework was essentially stable.’
    • ‘Would you want to change places with a great-great-grandparent?’
    • ‘Caroline told Wendy later, in total disbelief, that Pete had wanted them to change places so he could drive.’
    • ‘He thought the rich and poor should change places every week.’
    • ‘A few minutes later, she asked children to change places and continue painting the pictures which had been started by others.’
    • ‘For a period of about 10 days, each of the participants changed places with another participant, occupying the other's studio, home, country, and world.’
    • ‘The series gave six pupils and 10 teachers the chance to change places for a week, filming at a private boarding school in Scotland.’
    • ‘David Noonan changed places with Jimmy Barrett in the Kerry goal with all 16 players entering the fray at this stage.’
    • ‘It is difficult when on tours we have to change places very frequently.’