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21 / 05 / 2009

TAKE OVER: meaning and examples

Good morning.

Today's expression is: To take over

Meaning: To gain control of a business, a company, etc., especially by buying shares (acciones); to assume the control of or the responsibility for something.

Example 1
Google was going to take over Yahoo, but in the end Yahoo decided not to sell.

Example 2
After a few minutes, she practically took over the meeting.

Example 3
CBS Records was taken over by Sony.

There are other meanings of take over, which we will review in future Daily Vitamins.

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