English version

take over

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtake over phrasal verbCONTROLto take control of somethingtakeovertake something ↔ over His only reason for investing in the company was to take it over. Ruth moved into our apartment and promptly took over. take→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
take overWe're pleased to announce that Mr. Schmidt will be taking over as Executive Director.The company was taken over by Sony in 1989.A revolutionary government took over, featuring a reorganized council.She took over from Barton as Managing Director in 1994.Maria's been my partner since I took the business over from my father.The attorney general of New Jersey took over from the local district attorney in the case.Can I see you in my office, Carl? I'm sure Dan can take over from you.The new manager took over in July.Liz, could you take over in reception while I make a couple of phone calls?Do you think you'd be able to take over me when I'm gone?After we'd stopped for lunch Sheila took over the driving for a while.The authorities began to make the necessary arrangements for taking over the garrisons, which were still in the hands of the enemy.Glover's understudy took over the role on Broadway.People are wondering who's going to take over when the old dictator dies.
From Longman Business Dictionarytake over something phrasal verb [intransitive, transitive]1to take control of somethingWho will take over when the managing director resigns?The drug companies take over the research for the clinical trials.2FINANCEto take control of a company by buying more than 50% of its sharesA consortium of new companies took over the company a year ago.It is a family business and it would lose something if it was taken over by a big conglomerate. see also takeover take→ See Verb table
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Verb table
take
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theytake
he, she, ittakes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theytook
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave taken
he, she, ithas taken
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad taken
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill take
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have taken
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam taking
he, she, itis taking
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you, we, theyare taking
Past
I, he, she, itwas taking
you, we, theywere taking
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been taking
he, she, ithas been taking
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been taking
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be taking
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been taking
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