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

"take (sth) over" in British English

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take (sth) over

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


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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