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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.
Origin of takeover
1940-1945
1940-45; noun use of verb phrase take over
Related forms
antitakeover, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for takeover

take over

verb (adverb)
1.
to assume the control or management of
2.
(printing) to move (copy) to the next line
noun
3.
  1. the act of seizing or assuming power, control, etc
  2. (as modifier): takeover bid
4.
(sport) another word for changeover (sense 3)
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Word Origin and History for 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.

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Slang definitions & phrases for takeover

takeout

modifier

Having to do with food bought to be eaten away from the place where it is prepared: pies she hoped to sell to the ''take-out'' trade (1940s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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