- adv. phr.First one and then another in a regular way; one substituting for or following another according to a repeated plan.
On the drive to Chicago, the three men took the wheel by turns.
The teachers were on duty by turns.
When John had a fever, he felt cold and hot by turns.Syn.: in turnCompare: take turns
Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". Оригинал: A.Маккей, М.Т.Боткер, Дж.И.Гейтс. 1997.
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