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Meaning of “takeover” in the English Dictionary

"takeover" in British English

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takeovernoun [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.make a takeover bid for sth to ​try to get ​control of something: The ​company made a takeover ​bid for one of ​itsrivals.

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(Definition of takeover from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"takeover" in American English

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takeovernoun [C]

 us   /ˈteɪkˌoʊ·vər/
an ​act of taking ​control of something: Huge ​corporate takeovers were the ​bigfinancialnews this ​year.
(Definition of takeover from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"takeover" in Business English

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takeovernoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈteɪkˌəʊvər/
FINANCE the ​act of taking ​control of a ​company by ​buying enough of its ​shares to do this: The ​company has ​agreed an $11.5bn takeover.friendly/hostile takeover In ​hostile takeovers, the ​employees of the ​targetfirm are often ​concerned about ​losing their ​jobs. takeover of sth the takeover of British toymakers by American ​multinationals takeover candidate/target The dramatic ​rise in the ​stockprice made it a less attractive takeover ​target.takeover attempt/proposal They are expected to receive a takeover ​proposal from a US-based ​multinational. The ​company announced it was in takeover ​talks.
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(Definition of takeover from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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