verb to take over
- (idiom) to assume control of something, especially by force; to usurp
- (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 the job permanently when the accountant retires.
- (idiom) to relieve someone temporarily
- If you will driving, I'd like to get some sleep.
- (idiom) to buy out the ownership of a business
- Acme Motors is to Jetcar Industries this week, if all goes as planned.
- (idiom) to appropriate something without permission
- (idiom) to annex a territory by conquest or invasion
- Ancient Rome took over lands throughout the known world.
- (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.
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