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takeover

noun [C] uk   /ˈteɪkˌəʊ.vər/ us    /-ˌoʊ.vɚ/
C1 a situation in which a company gets control of another company by buying enough of its shares: They were involved in a takeover last year.Mergers and takeovers make a takeover bid for sth to try to get control of something: The company made a takeover bid for a rival firm.Mergers and takeovers
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