or take-o·ver

[ 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.

Origin of takeover

First recorded in 1940–45; noun use of verb phrase take over
Related formsan·ti·take·o·ver, adjective, noun
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