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take over

verb

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1 to serve as a replacement usually for a time only
  • I'll take over for her until she gets back from her morning break

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2 to take to or upon oneself
  • took over the responsibility of caring for the animals

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3 to take or make use of under a guise of authority but without actual right
  • students protesting the war took over the college's radio station

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takeover

noun

Synonyms of takeover (Entry 2 of 2)

the unlawful taking or withholding of something from the rightful owner under a guise of authority
  • the new government's high-handed takeover of private industries

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The first known use of take over was in 1618

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“Take over.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/take%20over. Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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