take-over

takeover

[teyk-oh-ver]
noun
1.
the act of seizing, appropriating, or arrogating authority, control, management, etc.
2.
an acquisition or gaining control of a corporation through the purchase or exchange of stock.
Also, take-over.


Origin:
1940–45; noun use of verb phrase take over

antitakeover, adjective, noun
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takeover
1917, "an act of taking over," noun derivative of verbal phrase take over (1884), from take (v.) + over. Attested from 1958 in the corporate sense.
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