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taking over

verb
present participle of take over

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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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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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“Taking over.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/taking%20over. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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