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Verb

to take over

  1. (idiomatic) to assume control of something, especially by force; to usurp
  2. (idiomatic) to adopt a further responsibility or duty
    My husband is taking over the accounts department during the holiday period, while the chief accountant is away.
    He will take over the job permanently when the accountant retires.
  3. (idiomatic) to relieve someone temporarily
    If you will take over driving, I'd like to get some sleep.
  4. (idiomatic) to buy out the ownership of a business
    Acme Motors is to take over Jetcar Industries this week, if all goes as planned.
  5. (idiomatic) to appropriate something without permission
  6. (idiomatic) to annex a territory by conquest or invasion
    Ancient Rome took over lands throughout the known world.
  7. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To become more successful than someone or something else.
    Buzz Lightyear has taken over from Woody as the most popular children's toy.
    Tiger Woods has taken over as the top golfer.

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