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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No doubt the cynics will cry out that we would all change places with Mr Rooney and the record lotto winner.
3 : to put one thing in the place of another : switch <Our teacher made us change places.
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And, much more to the point, West realise that their relegation rivals Darlington have two relatively easy matches to come which could well enable them to change places.
IFYOU COULD CHANGE PLACES WITH ANYONE FOR A DAY, WHO WOULD IT BE?
Have them discuss how they would react if they had to change places with Anupam for a year.
OVER the past few weeks I've been inundated with letters from bands looking for musicians and musicians looking for bands as players change places more often than couples as swingers parties.
I wouldn't want to change places with the Beckhams despite all their money and my modest income.
The fifth- through ninth-place teams are separated by three points and change places daily.
Someone from a wealthy family will change places for 10 days with a girl from a poor background," said director, Merryn Threadgould.
That figure and ground in his paintings often shift and change places and that the face of the canvas itself can seem so hauntingly fugitive are qualities as significant as any in lending these eroded abstractions their mute force.
Lots of pensioners would love to change places with offenders.
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