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takeover

noun
     
Related topics: Companies
take‧o‧ver [countable]
1BBC when 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.
2PG an act of getting control of a country or political organization, using force:
a communist takeover

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