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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtakeovertake‧o‧ver /ˈteɪkˌəʊvə $ -ˌoʊvər/ ●○○ noun [countable]  1 BBCwhen one company takes control of another by buying more than half its shares Thornbury has announced a takeover bid of a regional TV company. He prevented a hostile takeover (=when the takeover is not wanted by the company being bought) of the company.2 PGCONTROLan act of getting control of a country or political organization, using force a communist takeover
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takeoverA Court Scheme represents an alternative to a takeover offer as a method of acquiring control of a public company.It was doubtless because the government was then concerned about possible foreign reaction to a takeover.Lurking in the background, too, are the constant takeover rumors about the bank, the largest in Florida.In this sector, he also thinks software concern Davidson & Co. might make an interesting takeover play.Harrison said a crucial issue was the continued speculation that Fairfax was a prime takeover target.Since March 1989 and prior to the takeover late last year, Hawker reduced its head-count dramatically.hostile takeoverT Cowie was not successful in its £32m hostile takeover bid for Henlys.But it's now facing a hostile takeover bid by a Suffolk based-brewery, Greene King.The Abingdon-based Morland brewers will know tomorrow if they've managed to fight off a hostile takeover bid.The only way they can protect themselves against hostile takeovers is to get the stock price up.Jobs under threat ... Dowty loses the hostile takeover battle.On the other hand sentiment is changing the way in which hostile takeovers are regarded.