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change off

1. To alternate with another person while working on a task. When doing manual labor, it always helps to change off with another person and take a rest.
2. To alternate between two tasks. Because I was the only one available to work on the mailing, I had to change off between folding letters and stuffing envelopes.
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change off

[for people] to alternate in doing something. Tom and I changed off so neither of us had to answer the phone all the time. Let's change off every 30 minutes.
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change off

Alternate, or take turns. This phrase is used either for two individuals alternately performing a task, as in Lifting cement blocks is such heavy work that they decided to change off periodically, or for one person alternately performing two tasks, as in I can concentrate on this book only for short periods so I frequently change off and work in the garden . Also see change of pace.
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change off

v.
1. To alternate with someone in performing some task: I changed off washing the dishes with my brother. If you two change off once in a while, the work will be less tiring.
2. To perform two tasks at once by alternating, or perform a single task by alternate means: Every so often I changed off between pushing and pulling the cart up the hill.
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This Championship season sees some changes off the field, with former captain Rob Baldwin taking over from Dan Cook as chairman.
With the changes off the bench, RGC didn't really have the same flow as in the first half, and Newport were having more of the ball and territory.
Both teams made numerous changes off the bench and were guilty of committing errors in cancelling each other out for long periods.
The sweeping changes off the pitch haven't stopped with just a new director of football and manager.
"There have been changes off the field since I left and Billy is getting a bigger and stronger say with what is happening and it's showing on the pitch.
Key results include the following: One HBeAg-negative patient serocleared HBsAg post ARC-520; Mild ALT changes off ARC-520 therapy coincided with sustained host responses in 2/3 HBeAg-positive and 2/5 HBeAg-negative patients; A single dose of ARC-520 in combination with ETV reduced HBsAg for up to 44 weeks; Multiple doses of ARC-520 resulted in additional HBsAg reductions in all patients by as much 5.3 Log10; ARC-520 in combination with ETV was effective at rapidly suppressing HBV DNA.
The restructuring of the National Ice Hockey League has brought big changes off the ice for Flintshire side The Dragons who will now ice two teams - one in each Conference.
With both Toutai Kefu and John McKee starting to make changes off the bench the score remained at 10-8 until the 65th minute when Volavola kicked his second penalty to edge Fiji into a one-point lead.
Hills did not make any changes off the back of yesterday's trials and were afterwards busy pricing up all the confirmed entries.
Instead, a taste for sliced, raw meat got those facial changes off to a fast start in H.
With Wales a man up, and Jones ringing the changes off the bench, England nearly blew it as North and Faletau went in - but they held on and a clean sweep is on the cards now.
With Wales now a man up, and Jones ringing the changes off the bench, England nearly blew it as North and Faletau went in for the visitors, but they held on and a clean sweep is on the cards.
But we can always make those changes off the bench.
None will risk investing in a country which is susceptible to policy changes off and on.