take turns doing something/to do something

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take turns

((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?
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take turns

(with something) Go to take turns ((at) doing something).
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take turns

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.
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take ˈturns doing something/to do something

(British English also take it in ˈturns to do something) do something one person after another: My wife and I take it in turns to write to our daughter in Canada.There weren’t enough computers for everybody, so we had to take turns using them.
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