• WordNet 3.6
    • n takeover a change by sale or merger in the controlling interest of a corporation
    • n takeover a sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force
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  • King Jr. Martin Luther
    “The more there are riots, the more repressive actin will take place, and the more we face the danger of a right-wing takeover and eventually a fascist society.”


Hostile takeover - If a company is bought out when it does not want to be, it is known as a hostile takeover.


In literature:

The Communist operations and final seizure of power in Yugoslavia played a major role in the Communist takeover in Albania.
"Area Handbook for Albania" by Eugene K. Keefe
In 1943 the National Committee of the Fatherland Front was formed, and this committee became the vehicle for the communist takeover in 1944.
"Area Handbook for Bulgaria" by Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
Everything depended on how that test went, but he couldn't postpone the takeover any longer.
"Project Cyclops" by Thomas Hoover
He also excelled in the new game of corporate takeovers.
"Project Daedalus" by Thomas Hoover
Turns out Matsuo Noda was the prime mover in one of the biggest takeover plays of the century.
"The Samurai Strategy" by Thomas Hoover
As part of his takeover he obliterated the militaristic Buddhist complex on Mt.
"The Zen Experience" by Thomas Hoover
We are not going to effect a hostile takeover of my friends.
"Makers" by Cory Doctorow

In news:

THE BIG NEWS IN VIENNA this season - culturally speaking, that is - has been the takeover of the ancient and honorable Burgtheater by a bunch of West German avant-gardists.
Saint Vincent agrees to takeover to counter Hamot's upper hand.
Helped Disney fend off takeovers Mark Mueller Sunday, October 28, 2012.
Selena Gomez's Facebook account was hacked in early 2011, and now the man behind the takeover will be serving jail time for his crimes.
Wisconsin has an open US Senate seat, and Republicans hope to pick it off on their way to a takeover of the upper chamber.
Thursday Ticket Takeover this week has your hookup for Downtown Countdown passes.
GOP takeover could make committee staff member Democrats' 'worst nightmare'.
The acquisition is conditional on the successful completion of the takeover of ICI by Akzo Nobel.
Bell's Astral takeover could mean TV stranglehold .
Marriott Sues Miami Beach Hotel Owner Over Takeover Attempt .
ConAgra could see Oak Brook-based TreeHouse Foods as takeover target .
BP seen as takeover target in wake of $4.5 billion settlement.
Sealed Air Seen as Takeover Target After Fumbling Deal: Real M&A.
Scarred Avon Is Takeover Target .
Constellation reportedly takeover target of Chicago power company.

In science:

Cairns-Smith has proposed that during the origin of life the first biological information storage was based on clay minerals, and that later a 'genetic takeover' of this function by nucleic acids took place .
Sorption heat engines: simple inanimate negative entropy generators
Here, we propose an early energy generation by clay, and a similar 'catalytic and energetic takeover' of this energy generation by proteins.
Sorption heat engines: simple inanimate negative entropy generators
Cairns-Smith, Genetic Takeover and the Minerals Origins of Life, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1982. G.
Sorption heat engines: simple inanimate negative entropy generators
Hostile Merging: The alternative update rule, hostile merging, can also be described in terms of the company analogy: In this case company A makes a hostile takeover and acquires all the assets of company B.
Models and average properties of scale-free directed networks
The companies that had money invested in B prior to the takeover will not be allowed to have any control over A.
Models and average properties of scale-free directed networks