[ teyk-oh-ver ]
/ ˈteɪkˌoʊ vər /
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.
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Origin of takeover
First recorded in 1940–45; noun use of verb phrase take over
OTHER WORDS FROM takeoveran·ti·take·o·ver, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for takeover
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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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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