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.
- an·ti·take·o·ver, adjective, noun
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How to use takeover in a sentence
The real power lies in a handful of men like Dan Loeb, who personally put up a million dollars to take over the Senate.Hunger Games Comes to New York State’s Public Schools | Zephyr Teachout | November 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But he said he was happy that I was there, to take over if needed.
Akhtar will take over from Zaheer-ul-Islam, who is set to retire on Oct. 1.Pakistan’s New Top Spy Once Suggested Peace With India | Chris Allbritton | September 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Her new case officer, whom she knew as David, had already arrived to take over from his predecessor.Mossad’s Greatest Female Assassin: An Excerpt From ‘Sylvia Rafael’ | Ram Oren, Moti Kfir | September 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And people searching to take over a lease can select “landlord approved” apartments to streamline the process.
On his arrival at Rome, to take over his new command, he found himself face to face with a mutiny.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
The Commandant was to take over the offices, staff, and functions of the late Civil Governor.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
He binds himself at any time, subject to my desire, to take over a thousand shares at par.Black Diamonds | Mr Jkai
I found that my Brigadier had arranged that I was to take over the front of something over two regiments.Letters of Lt.-Col. George Brenton Laurie | George Brenton Laurie
I'm too old to mess in, but a youngster could take over en double his money in five years.David Lannarck, Midget | George S. Harney
British Dictionary definitions for take over
to assume the control or management of
printing to move (copy) to the next line
the act of seizing or assuming power, control, etc
(as modifier): takeover bid
sport another word for changeover (def. 3)
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Other Idioms and Phrases with takeover
Assume control, management, or possession of, as in The pilot told his copilot to take over the controls, or There's a secret bid to take over our company. [Late 1800s]
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