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take (sth) over

phrasal verb with take uk   us   /teɪk/ verb (took, taken)
  • (START DOING)

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 ​previousheadmaster in ​February. She took over asmanager two ​weeks ago. Jason Lamb has taken over ​responsibility for this ​project.

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  • (GET CONTROL)

to get ​control of a ​company by ​buying enough of the shares in it: The ​company he ​works for has ​recently been taken over.
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