take somebody's place

take (someone's or something's) place

To substitute for someone or something; to stand in someone's or something's stead. It was decided that I would take my sister's place as the head of the company. Due to a scheduling conflict for the professor, the course on modernism has been canceled. I guess that course on 19th-century British Literature will have to take its place.
See also: place, take

take somebody’s ˈplace

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take the place of somebody

do something which another person was doing before; replace somebody: Miss Jones has left the school and this term her place has been taken by Mr Carter.I was sick, so Bill took my place at the meeting.
See also: place, take
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