Complete Definition of "take over"

English

Verb
to take over

  1. idiom to assume control of something, especially by force; to usurp
  2. idiom to adopt a further responsibility or duty

#:My husband is taking over the accounts department during the holiday period, while the chief accountant is away.
#:He will take over the job permanently when the accountant retires.

  1. idiom to relieve someone temporarily

#:If you will take over driving, I'd like to get some sleep.

  1. idiom to buy out the ownership of a business

#:Acme Motors is to take over Jetcar Industries this week, if all goes as planned.

  1. idiom to appropriate something without permission
  2. idiom to annex a territory by conquest or invasion

#:Ancient Rome took over lands throughout the known world.

  1. context|idiom|intransitive To become more successful than someone or something else.

#:Buzz Lightyear has taken over from Woody as the most popular children's toy.
#:Tiger Woods has taken over as the top golfer.

Translations
trans-top|to assume control of something, especially by force; to usurp
trans-mid
Kurdish: KUchar|گرتÙÙâدÙâس
trans-bottom

Category:English phrasal verbs

fr:take over
it:take over
hu:take over

Revision and Credits for"take over"
Dictionary content provided from Wiktionary.org under the
GNU Free Documentation License
 
 

 Find:
  Words Starting With:
  Words Ending With:
  Words Containing:
  Words That Match:

 
 Translate Into:
  
Dutch   French   German
  
Italian   Spanish
    Show results per page.

Browse the Dictionary
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

   
Allwords Copyright 1998-2021 All rights reserved.