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English definition of “take (sth) over”

take (sth) over

(GET CONTROL) phrasal verb with take     /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. → See also takeoverMergers and takeovers
(Definition of take (sth) over (GET CONTROL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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