change places


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change places

To switch to the spot, role, or position that another person currently is in. I want to talk to the people at the other end of the table. Would you mind changing places? Many people say that they would gladly change places with a celebrity, but I doubt they would enjoy the constant attention.
See also: change, place

change/swap ˈplaces (with somebody)

(of two people, groups, etc.) exchange seats, positions, situations, etc: The Smiths can afford to go away a lot because they haven’t got a family to bring up. But I wouldn’t want to change places with them.Can you see the whiteboard where you are, or would you like to swap places?
See also: change, place, swap
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Phillip Marshall Thomas, defending, said Ireland's trying to change places was due to panic.
Someone from a wealthy family will change places for 10 days with a girl from a poor background," said director, Merryn Threadgould.
Lopez, on what athlete he'd like to change places with: ``Serena Williams' dress.
The men then change places with each other before having intercourse through a hole in the sheet with the unknown partner on the other side.
HALKYN United hope to change places with leaders Welshpool Town after tomorrow's top-of-thetable tussle at Pant Newydd.
The notion of overlapping spaces and planes also extends to the main materials; crisp planes of concrete and glass alternate and change places, adding to the sense of fluid, surprising dislocation.
Because the IRS might argue that almost any entity, plan, arrangement or transaction will now meet the "significant purpose" standard, this change places a particularly greater burden on corporations as they can avoid a Sec.
Molecules that change places freely constitute a portion of a liquid that can flow with no resistance--a superfluid, says Ceperley.
I and my family have all worked hard and paid into the system and I would willingly change places with anyone who is able to work and have a social life.
She wants her players to change places but have the same results.
But if you fry your bacon in polyunsaturated oil (like sunflower or olive oil), the fats will change places.
Philips-Van Heusen (PVH), a diversified manufacturer of clothing and footwear, will change places with S&P SmallCap 600 component Hibernia Corp.
result from a process of `transposing letters, syllables, or sounds' (metathesis) in which the sounds (L) and (Y) change places.
AI honestly wouldn't want to change places with anybody, I have such a fantastic life that I could never give it up, even for 24 hours.
This father: he wanted - pitifully, futilely, and more than anything else - to change places with his dead daughter.