Take-over meaning

(idiomatic) To assume control of something, especially by force; to usurp.
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(idiomatic) To adopt a further responsibility or duty.

He will take over the job permanently when the accountant retires.

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(idiomatic) To relieve someone temporarily.

My husband is taking over the accounts department during the holiday period, while the chief accountant is away.

If you will take over driving, I'd like to get some sleep.

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(idiomatic) To buy out the ownership of a business.

Acme Motors is to take over Jetcar Industries this week, if all goes as planned.

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(idiomatic) To appropriate something without permission.
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(idiomatic) To annex a territory by conquest or invasion.

Ancient Rome took over lands throughout the known world.

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(idiomatic, intransitive) To become more successful than someone or something else.

Buzz Lightyear has taken over Woody as the most popular children's toy.

Tiger Woods has taken over as the top golfer.

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