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English definition of “take (sth) over”

take (sth) over

(START DOING) phrasal verb with take     /teɪk/ verb (took, taken)
B2 to start doing a job or being responsible for something that another person did or had responsibility for before: He took over from the previous headmaster in February . She took over as manager two weeks ago. Colin Lamb has taken over responsibility for this project .Dealing with things or peopleActing and actsCoping and not copingTolerating and enduring
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