One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of two or more people) do something alternately or in succession.
alternate, take turns, take it in turns, act in sequence, work in sequence, trade places, change, switch, interchange, exchange, swapView synonyms
- ‘My girl and I took turns putting our fingers in our ears, or hands over our eyes during the scary bits.’
- ‘The duo took turns writing scenes then acting each one out.’
- ‘All four girls would take turns with the churn.’
- ‘You and your partner should take it in turns, on alternate days, to be the asker.’
- ‘Then they took turns to cook and watch spectacular sunsets.’
- ‘Speakers then took turns to denounce the government, complaining of unemployment, poverty and corruption.’
- ‘The girls took turns feeding her by hand as she hung there.’
- ‘They were taking it in turns to call each other big girls on their CDs.’
- ‘There were two other girls who were taking turns trying to get his attention.’
- ‘We had two footballs and took turns lining up penalties.’
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