Definition of takeover
: the action or an act of taking over
Examples of takeover in a Sentence
The government experienced a military takeover in 2002.
the new government's high-handed takeover of private industries
Recent Examples of takeover from the Web
Panera Bread's performance attracted a takeover bid from JAB Holding Co. this year.
Meanwhile, the martial law declaration, though ratified by the Senate, has raised the specter of Ferdinand Marcos’ 1972 takeover after imposing martial law nationwide.
Yenni noted the hiring of a new executive director for the Jefferson Parish Housing Authority, a long-troubled agency saved from a federal takeover through Yenni's involvement.
Monday’s ruling by the Commercial Court in Amsterdam came amid unrest by some AkzoNobel shareholders at the company’s decision to reject three unsolicited takeover bids by American rival PPG Industries.
The case, which was heard in court on May 22, opened a legal front in PPG’s attempted takeover.
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THE TAKEOVER: -- Federal agencies are quietly retooling their missions to avoid being targeted by the Trump administration.
State Sen. Eddie Melton, D-Merrillville, helped write the takeover bill, initiated by powerful statehouse Republicans.
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First Known Use of takeover
TAKEOVER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of takeover for English Language Learners
: an occurrence in which a person, company, etc., takes control of something
Legal Definition of takeover
: the acquisition of control or possession (as of a corporation) a hostile takeover
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