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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.
to happen. When will this party take place? It's taking place right now.
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]
take ˈplacehappen: The meeting will take place at eight o’clock. ♢ Some strange things had taken place in that old castle.
To happen; occur.