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take over
v. capture, take into command

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take over

1. seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession; "He assumed to himself the right to fill all positions in the town"; "he usurped my rights"; "She seized control of the throne after her husband died"
(synonym) assume, usurp, seize, arrogate
(hypernym) take
(hyponym) annex
(derivation) coup d'etat, coup, putsch, takeover
2. take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities; "When will the new President assume office?"
(synonym) assume, adopt, take on
(hypernym) take office
(hyponym) resume
3. free someone temporarily from his or her obligations
(synonym) relieve
(hypernym) free, discharge
4. take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person; "I'll accept the charges"; "She agreed to bear the responsibility"
(synonym) bear, accept, assume
(hypernym) take
(hyponym) face the music, carry-the can
5. take over ownership of; of corporations and companies
(synonym) buy out, buy up
(hypernym) buy, purchase
(derivation) takeover
6. do over; "They would like to take it over again"
(synonym) repeat
(hypernym) act, move
7. take up and practice as one's own
(synonym) adopt, borrow, take up
(hypernym) accept, take, have
8. take up, as of debts or payments; "absorb the costs for something"
(synonym) absorb
(hypernym) fund


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take over
do someone's job, become the new manager Please take over the bookkeeping while I'm away. Thank you.

Chinese idioms explained in English

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yue4 zu3 dai4 pao2
Lying down the sacrificial vessel to do the cook's work.
Meaning overstepping one's functions and meddling in other people's business. Take somebody else's matter into one's own hands. Alternative form: 代庖 (dai4 pao2).

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