take turns(redirected from take turns doing/to do something)
To alternate doing something; to do something in succession, one person or thing after another. Please take turns instead of everyone talking at once. My brother and I took turns going down the slide.
((at) doing something) and take turns (at something); take turns (with something) [for two or more people] to alternate in doing something. Let's take turns with mowing the lawn. Do you want to take turns at answering the telephone?
(with something) Go to take turns ((at) doing something).
take turns with someone
to alternate [doing something] with someone. We both can't be there at the same time. I'll take turns with you. You have to take turns with your brother.
Alternate, as in Since there is only one horse, Beth and Amanda are taking turns riding. This phrase uses turn in the sense of "one of a series of actions done in succession." [Late 1300s] Also see in turn.