take over

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take definition


  1. n.
    a section of a film that is pronounced acceptable just after it is shot. : After seven straight takes the crew demanded a break.
  2. n.
    the amount of money taken in at some event; the money received for the tickets that have been purchased. : The take was much larger than we expected.
  3. tv.
    to cheat or deceive someone. : When they think you're going to count your change, they won't try to take you.
  4. tv.
    to defeat someone, as in a fight. : Max thought he could take the guy, but he wasn't sure.
  5. n.
    money taken in a theft or illegal scheme. : Let's spilt up the take now, not later!
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Idioms & Phrases

take over

Assume control, management, or possession of, as in The pilot told his copilot to take over the controls, or There's a secret bid to take over our company. [Late 1800s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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