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change off

1. To alternate with another person while working on a task. When doing manual labor, it always helps to change off with another person and take a rest.
2. To alternate between two tasks. Because I was the only one available to work on the mailing, I had to change off between folding letters and stuffing envelopes.
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change off

[for people] to alternate in doing something. Tom and I changed off so neither of us had to answer the phone all the time. Let's change off every 30 minutes.
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change off

Alternate, or take turns. This phrase is used either for two individuals alternately performing a task, as in Lifting cement blocks is such heavy work that they decided to change off periodically, or for one person alternately performing two tasks, as in I can concentrate on this book only for short periods so I frequently change off and work in the garden . Also see change of pace.
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change off

v.
1. To alternate with someone in performing some task: I changed off washing the dishes with my brother. If you two change off once in a while, the work will be less tiring.
2. To perform two tasks at once by alternating, or perform a single task by alternate means: Every so often I changed off between pushing and pulling the cart up the hill.
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It always appeared to me that Birmingham were very serious, and there would be an opportunity to join, said Michel,'' who revealed he was well aware of the change off the field at St Andrew's.
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Marshall has also noticed a big change off the field, with life in Wales more reminiscent of what he's used to back home in New Zealand.
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And while he also pushed for change off the field, he readily admitted the players themselves must lead the revolution on it.
Oldbury have undergone a significant change off the pitch after John Morris, who had been with the Black Country club for two-and-half years, resigned as manager.
Barack Obama's announcement of new major carbon pollution regulations, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has decided to take climate change off the G20 agenda.
It's just a shame that unless things change off the park, within a year or two the entire core of our side will probably be wiped out.
Similarly, Bath have endured a decidedly average start to life in the Guinness Premiership and although they have resisted change off the field, they chose to ring the alterations on it.