take (sth) over Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “take (sth) over” in the English Dictionary

"take (sth) over" in British English

See all translations

take (sth) over

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

take (sth) over (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.
More examples

take (sth) over (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.
See also
More examples

take (sth) over (BECOME MORE POWERFUL)

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 from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of take (sth) over?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

golden

made of gold

Word of the Day