take·o·ver also take-o·ver (tākō′vər)
1. 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.
2. The performing of an action or a play in a game again after the first performance has been discounted or is under dispute.
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