Simple Definition of takeover
: an occurrence in which a person, company, etc., takes control of something
Full Definition of takeover
: the action or an act of taking over
Examples of takeover
The government experienced a military takeover in 2002.
<the new government's high-handed takeover of private industries>
First Known Use of takeover
Rhymes with takeover
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