- the act of seizing, appropriating, or arrogating authority, control, management, etc.
- an acquisition or gaining control of a corporation through the purchase or exchange of stock.
Origin of takeover
First recorded in 1940–45; noun use of verb phrase take over
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Examples from the Web for takeover
They financed the Republican takeover of the New York State Senate.Hunger Games Comes to New York State’s Public Schools
November 26, 2014
Aside from the obvious “Senate takeover” headline, there were plenty of other side stories worth noting, as well.For Conservatives, Liberal Tears Taste Sweet
November 5, 2014
The worst effect of a Republican takeover would be on the environment.
The biggest impact of a GOP takeover will be on appointments.
Within hours of completing their takeover of Sinjar, the Sayyida Zaynab mosque, a Shia holy site, was reportedly blown up.Iraq’s Religious Minorities are Being Slaughtered and ISIS Just Captured the Last Town Giving Them Shelter
August 4, 2014
Dimitrov and Kalarov returned from Moscow, where they had been in exile since 1925, to assist the new government in its takeover.Area Handbook for Bulgaria
Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
Until the Communist takeover in 1944, there had been two broad social classes in the country, an upper and a lower class.Area Handbook for Albania
Eugene K. Keefe
What will justify such a volte-face and with what excuse can he repudiate the principles with which he justified his takeover?The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 4 (of 6)
Hippolyte A. Taine
Word Origin and History for takeover
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