Definition of Take turns

1. Verb. Do something in turns. "We take turns on the night shift"

Exact synonyms: Alternate
Specialized synonyms: Spell
Generic synonyms: Act, Move
Derivative terms: Alternation



Definition of Take turns

1. Verb. (intransitive) Of two or more people, to do the same thing one after another. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To assume a place in a sequence of successions. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Take Turns

take things as they come
take time
take time by the forelock
take time off
take to
take to be
take to heart
take to one's bed
take to one's heels
take to pieces
take to task
take to the cleaners
take to the hills
take to the streets
take to the woods
take turns (current term)
take umbrage
take up
take up a collection
take up arms
take up the cudgel for
take up the gauntlet
take up with
take upon
take water
take wing
takeable
takeaway
takeaways
taked

Literary usage of Take turns

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Immigration Problem: A Study of American Immigration Conditions and Needs by Jeremiah Whipple Jenks, William Jett Lauck, Rufus Daniel Smith (1911)
"The different members of the group take turns in doing the cooking and the housework. It is hardly necessary to say that, as unsatisfactory as are the ..."

2. Handbook of Kansas Libraries, 1902 by University of Kansas Libraries (1903)
"The members take turns in caring for the library, which is open every Saturday afternoon. There are now 700 volumes in the library. ..."

3. National Education in Europe: Being an Account of the Organization by Henry Barnard (1854)
"The students- will take turns weekly, two by two, to attend upon the horse in the afternoons These turns are not to be shifted from one to another without ..."

4. The Immigration Problem: A Study of American Immigration Conditions and Needs by Jeremiah Whipple Jenks, William Jett Lauck, Rufus Daniel Smith (1911)
"The different members of the group take turns in doing the cooking and the housework. It is hardly necessary to say that, as unsatisfactory as are the ..."

5. Handbook of Kansas Libraries, 1902 by University of Kansas Libraries (1903)
"The members take turns in caring for the library, which is open every Saturday afternoon. There are now 700 volumes in the library. ..."

6. National Education in Europe: Being an Account of the Organization by Henry Barnard (1854)
"The students- will take turns weekly, two by two, to attend upon the horse in the afternoons These turns are not to be shifted from one to another without ..."

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