take turns

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take turns

((at) doing something) and take turns (at something); take turns (with something) [for two or more people] to alternate in doing something. Let's take turns with mowing the lawn. Do you want to take turns at answering the telephone?
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take turns

(with something) Go to take turns ((at) doing something).
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take turns (doing something)

to do something one person after another The mothers in our group take turns driving the children to school. When they play on the swings, we try to make sure the kids take turns.
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take turns

Alternate, as in Since there is only one horse, Beth and Amanda are taking turns riding. This phrase uses turn in the sense of "one of a series of actions done in succession." [Late 1300s] Also see in turn.
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