change places with (one)

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change places with (one)

To switch to the spot, role, or position that another person currently is in. I changed places with my aunt so that I could talk to the people at the other end of the table. 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 places with someone

to trade or exchange situations or locations with someone. He has a much higher salary, but I wouldn't change places with him for the world. Juan decided to change places with Ken in the bus.
See also: change, place
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Perhaps the landlord would like to change places with one of our soldiers on active service, for 48 hours."
However, I don't think that any older veteran would willingly change places with one of our grandsons (or granddaughters) in Afghanistan.
"In olefin metathesis (olefin is another name for alkene, a carbon chain with double bonding)," the Academy explains, "the double-bonding atom groups will change places with one another," forming two new olefins-and creating a new substance.