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move in on

Meaning: to try to take control of something that someone else has control of

Synonym: take over

For example:

  • move in on sth The gang war started when one of the gangs tried to move in on the other one's territory.

  • move in on sth If you don't protect your market share in business, someone else will move in on it and take it from you.

Quick Quiz:

A large American corporation is planning to move in on their main competitor's
  1. new products
  2. main market
  3. biggest factory

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