takeover

or take-o·ver

[ teyk-oh-ver ]
/ ˈteɪkˌoʊ vər /

noun

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.

QUIZZES

DON’T VACILLATE! VANQUISH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

It’d be a real faux pas to miss this quiz on the words from August 3–9, 2020!
Question 1 of 7
What does “vacillate” mean?

Origin of takeover

First recorded in 1940–45; noun use of verb phrase take over

OTHER WORDS FROM takeover

an·ti·take·o·ver, adjective, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for takeover

British Dictionary definitions for takeover

take over

verb (adverb)

to assume the control or management of
printing to move (copy) to the next line

noun takeover

  1. the act of seizing or assuming power, control, etc
  2. (as modifier)takeover bid
sport another word for changeover (def. 3)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Idioms and Phrases with takeover

take over

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]

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.