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English definition of “take (sth) over”

take (sth) over

phrasal verb with take
 
 
/teɪk/ verb [T] (past tense took, past participle taken)
B2 to get control of or responsibility for something: They've recently been taken over by a larger company. Who'll be taking over from Cynthia when she retires?Controlling and being in charge
(Definition of take (sth) over from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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