take over

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v take over take up, as of debts or payments "absorb the costs for something"
    • v take over take over ownership of; of corporations and companies
    • v take over 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"
    • v take over take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person "I'll accept the charges","She agreed to bear the responsibility"
    • v take over take up and practice as one's own
    • v take over take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities "When will the new President assume office?"
    • v take over free someone temporarily from his or her obligations
    • v take over do over "They would like to take it over again"
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Quotations

  • Heartland Advisor
    Heartland Advisor
    “It takes a real storm in the average person's life to make him realize how much worrying he has done over the squalls.”
  • Harold S. Geneen
    Harold%20S.%20Geneen
    “It's better to take over and build upon an existing business than to start a new one.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Our fear that Communism might some day take over most of the world blinds us to the fact that anti-communism already has.”
  • Henry Ford
    Henry%20Ford
    “If you take all the experience and judgment of men over fifty out of the world, there wouldn't be enough left to run it.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar%20Wilde
    “Genius lasts longer than Beauty. That accounts for the fact that we all take such pains to over-educate ourselves.”
  • Laurence Sterne
    Laurence%20Sterne
    “People who overly take care of their health are like misers. They hoard up a treasure which they never enjoy.”

Usage

In literature:

Then, taking care that the craft should not tip over, Fred and Randy pulled Andy aboard.
"The Rover Boys Under Canvas" by Arthur M. Winfield
He knew Paulvitch could handle the job, but it wasn't fair to him to make him take over so suddenly.
"Unwise Child" by Gordon Randall Garrett
No man not ready to take a chance puts in for command of a destroyer over there; and no man not fit is given a command.
"The U-boat hunters" by James B. Connolly
I want to take Hanny over on Friday, if I may, and she shall come back in time for school on Monday morning.
"A Little Girl of Long Ago" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Chifney will take over the whole management of them.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
Mother thought I'd best take the year over again.
"Blue Bonnet in Boston" by Caroline E. Jacobs
Alice readily gave her permission to take it over to Halford's.
"Chicken Little Jane" by Lily Munsell Ritchie
She'll take it, and the whole thing will be over.
"General John Regan" by George A. Birmingham
It appears to take the Plumies several seconds to take over a rocket.
"The Aliens" by Murray Leinster
Violet reaches over and takes Gertrude's hand.
"Floyd Grandon's Honor" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
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In poetry:

Are you asleep, Arnold, or do you wake?
Our way's together!
The day's before us and the path we take
Over the heather.
"The Brothers (For Arnold and Donald Fletcher)" by Katharine Tynan
I went to-night by the wooden bridge
That steps across the stream;
And I leant a little over its ledge
To take a half-hour's dream.
"The Bridge" by Alexander Anderson
Over the hills and the valleys of dreaming
Slowly I take my way.
Life is the night with its dream-visions teeming,
Death is the waking at day.
"Over The Hills" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
I followed my Duke ere I was a lover,
To take from England fief and fee;
But now this game is the other way over—
But now England hath taken me!
"Sir Richard's Song" by Rudyard Kipling
They hear in every whisper that speaks to them
A shout and a cry.
As like as not, when they take life over their door-sills
They should let it go by.
"Women" by Louise Bogan
The hour when they, who pass over her now
With careless and pitiless foot,
Shall come with delight to repose in her shade,
And gratefully take of her fruit.
"The Lily" by Caroline Fry

In news:

64th Burro Days takes over Fairplay this weekend.
Beginning in August, when a new company takes over, residential garbage rates in Cabot will drop from the current $16.45, but not as much as reported last month.
Upon his retirement from the US Army to take over the CIA, Gen David Petraeus was placed by Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm.
An attempt to take over Australia's flag carrier hits political flak.
Did Prospero take over an ad agency recently.
Chris Jones knows more people are watching him this year as he gets the chance to take over for Mat McBriar as the Cowboys punter.
Victoria Ferro named president, Wayne Torrens to take over as CEO.
Betsy Price takes over as Fort Worth mayor in a few weeks, and she's made a point of telling people she expects city government to be open and transparent.
"Local food, spoken word, and foot-stomping music" will take over the fields at Shelter Island's Sylvester Manor Educational Farm this weekend.
Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Jim Buss, with his sister, Jeanie, has made several questionable moves since taking over for his father, Jerry.
Kim Klement/US PresswireSince taking over as head coach, Will Muschamp has brought the Gators closer together.
Frenzied fans take over Dale Mabry.
Frightful scenes taking over.
They want to take over the Earth but the G-Force will stop at nothing to protect our planet.
Since taking over in 2005, Head Coach Wolf Wigo has helped raise UCSB from tenth to sixth place.
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In science:

This is where the characterization theorem of §9 takes over.
Lectures on controlled topology: mapping cylinder neighborhoods
This tends to set an upper limit on the time at which linear theory can take over as has been discussed in Ref. .
Modeling gravitational radiation from coalescing binary black holes
This only ground state for L > 3 takes over all the initial states, except the exact OP0 (inset of Fig. 3(a)).
Finite lattice size effect in the ground state phase diagram of quasi-two-dimensional magnetic dipolar dots array with perpendicular anisotropy
By the transformation (12) we can take over all these qualitative properties to the system (10).
Stochastic Dynamics of a Coupled Atmosphere--Ocean Model
The difference between σ2 and W 2 for the given step TRW comes from the different orders of taking the average over nodes (i.e., 1/N Pi fid (TRW )) and that over experiments (or trials) (i.e., 1/D Pd fid (TRW )).
Flux fluctuations in a multi-random-walker model and surface growth dynamics
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