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Definition of "takeover" []

  • The act or an instance of assuming control or management of or responsibility for something, especially the seizure of power, as in a nation, political organization, or corporation. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "takeover" in a sentence
  • "According to the FAO, this takeover is an example of exactly the kind of nationally controlled leadership of anti-hunger programs that can -- and must -- be integral to addressing world hunger."
  • "A cultural takeover is happening right in front of our eyes."
  • "Last night's dramatic intervention by Tom Hicks and George Gillett means an Anfield takeover is far from done."