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
- ‘All four girls would take turns with the churn.’
- ‘The duo took turns writing scenes then acting each one out.’
- ‘There were two other girls who were taking turns trying to get his attention.’
- ‘You and your partner should take it in turns, on alternate days, to be the asker.’
- ‘Speakers then took turns to denounce the government, complaining of unemployment, poverty and corruption.’
- ‘We had two footballs and took turns lining up penalties.’
- ‘The girls took turns feeding her by hand as she hung there.’
- ‘My girl and I took turns putting our fingers in our ears, or hands over our eyes during the scary bits.’
- ‘They were taking it in turns to call each other big girls on their CDs.’
- ‘Then they took turns to cook and watch spectacular sunsets.’
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