take over (doing something)

When someone is doing a job, and you switch and start doing the job instead of them, you're "taking over". For example, you might "take over" stirring some food in a frying pan, or "take over" at the cash register at a store that you work at.

To explain who was doing the job before, you can say "take over for ___":

I can take over for Jess while she takes her lunch break.

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