take (someone's or something's) place(redirected from take his place)
take (someone's or something's) place
To substitute for someone or something; to stand in someone's or something's stead. It was decided that I would take my sister's place as the head of the company. Due to a scheduling conflict for the professor, the course on modernism has been canceled. I guess that course on 19th-century British Literature will have to take its place.
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to happen. When will this party take place? It's taking place right now.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
1. Happen, occur, as in Let me know where the ceremony will take place. [Second half of 1700s]
2. take the place of. Substitute for, as in These glasses will have to take the place of wine goblets, or Jane took her sister's place in line. [Second half of 1800s]
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take ˈplacehappen: The meeting will take place at eight o’clock. ♢ Some strange things had taken place in that old castle.
take somebody’s ˈplace,
take the place of somebodydo something which another person was doing before; replace somebody: Miss Jones has left the school and this term her place has been taken by Mr Carter. ♢ I was sick, so Bill took my place at the meeting.
take your ˈplace
1 go to the physical position that is necessary for an activity: We all took our places round the table.
2 take or accept the status in society that is correct or that you deserve: He is ready now to take his place as one of the fastest swimmers in history.
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To happen; occur.
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