And then these organisms start to take over him and he also starts to go mad.
Father Cutie was then called in to take over the South Beach parish.
“In a state of chaos, an organized Islamist element can take over countries,” Netanyahu said.
He told me he wasn't going to retire, but when he died, he said his sons had agreed to take over.
In Iraq, al Qaeda tried to take over the Sunni insurgency and was rebuffed.
It will take over the management of abandoned estates till such time as it can dispose of them to the greatest advantage.
Better still, I'll get me a young rooster in here and take over your job.
Its light is believed to be intrinsically at least 140 times as brilliant as the sun's, and to take over 40 years to reach us.
We hardly know enough yet to take over the management, you know.
Would Daego, with his depleted forces, dare attempt to take over the camp before that time came?
late Old English tacan, from a Scandinavian source (e.g. Old Norse taka "take, grasp, lay hold," past tense tok, past participle tekinn; Swedish ta, past participle tagit), from Proto-Germanic *tækanan (cf. Middle Low German tacken, Middle Dutch taken, Gothic tekan "to touch"), of uncertain origin, perhaps originally meaning "to touch."
Gradually replaced Middle English nimen as the verb for "to take," from Old English niman, from the usual West Germanic *nem- root (cf. German nehmen, Dutch nemen; see nimble). OED calls it "one of the elemental words of the language;" take up alone has 55 varieties of meaning in that dictionary's 2nd print edition. Basic sense is "to lay hold of," which evolved to "accept, receive" (as in take my advice) c.1200; "absorb" (she can take a punch) c.1200; "to choose, select" (take the long way home) late 13c.; "to make, obtain" (take a shower) late 14c.; "to become affected by" (take sick) c.1300.
Take five is 1929, from the approximate time it takes to smoke a cigarette. Take it easy first recorded 1880; take the plunge "act decisively" is from 1876; take the rap "accept (undeserved) punishment" is from 1930. Phrase take it or leave it is recorded from 1897.
1650s, "that which is taken in payment," from take (v.). Sense of "money taken in" by a single performance, etc., is from 1931. Movie-making sense is recorded from 1927. Criminal sense of "money acquired by theft" is from 1888. The verb sense of "to cheat, defraud" is from 1920. On the take "amenable to bribery" is from 1930.
[the third noun sense's dated example refers to a portion of reporter's copy set in type]
The buying of the control of one company by another, usually by the wooing and rewarding of stockholders and often against the wishes of the acquired company's management: a popular means of conducting corporate takeovers (1958+)