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take over

verb

Definition of take over

  • transitive verb
    1. :  to assume control or possession of or responsibility for <military leaders took over the government>

    2. intransitive verb
    3. 1 :  to assume control or possession

    4. 2 :  to become dominant



    Examples of take over in a sentence

    1. <I'll take over for her until she gets back from her morning break.>

    2. <took over the responsibility of caring for the animals>



    1884

    First Known Use of take over

    1884



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