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takeover

[teyk-oh-ver] /ˈteɪkˌoʊ vər/
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
1940-1945
1940-45; noun use of verb phrase take over
Related forms
antitakeover, adjective, noun
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Word Origin and History for take-over

takeover

n.

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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takeover

noun

The buying of the control of one company by another, usually by the wooing and rewarding of stockholders and often against the wishes of the acquired company's management: a popular means of conducting corporate takeovers (1958+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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