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English definition of “take (sth) over”

take (sth) over

(BECOME MORE POWERFUL) phrasal verb with take     /teɪk/ verb (took, taken)
C2 to become more successful or powerful than something or someone else that is involved in the same type of activity : It's only a matter of time before they take over completely .
(Definition of take (sth) over (BECOME MORE POWERFUL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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