- v. intransitive Of two or more people, to do the same thing one after another.
- v. intransitive To assume a place in a sequence of successions.
- v. do something in turns
“Uncle Vova pops the champagne open, and we take turns sipping from the bottle.”
“Dr. Jolly insisted that everyone who could should take turns sending out the S. O.S.'s.”
“No, Mamma," said Constance, arching her eyebrows – "we are to taste the sweets of domestic life – you, as head of the family, will go to sleep in the dormeuse, and Florence and I shall take turns in yawning by your side.”
“We returned to Battery Park, where the other runners organized to take turns running the five miles up to Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza near the United Nations for the official ceremony.”
“The Wednesday-morning prayer breakfast is entirely optional, bipartisan, and ecumenical (Senator Norm Coleman, who is Jewish, is currently chief organizer on the Republican side); those who choose to attend take turns selecting a passage from Scripture and leading group discussion.”
“Each morning the hens gather around the straw-lined plywood egg box, about twice the size of a shoebox, with a roof over just one-quarter of it and take turns laying.”
“Guests bring some dowdy maxi-length skirt from seasons past and take turns standing on the tailor chair and getting chopped up to size.”
““On American Bandstand, the guys and gals would form two lines, and dancers would take turns strolling down between them.””
“• If your preschoolers are consistently outguessed by older siblings, take turns being the leader so everyone gets a chance.”
“The generator was in place there and the strongest Clan Hunters had been appointed to take turns on the Lord's Bike for the sunrise services.”
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