take over (1)
Meaning: to take control of something like a company, an organization, a government, or a territory
- take over sth A gang war usually starts when one gang tries to take over another gang's territory.
- take sth over If we buy another 10,000 shares, we can take the company over.
- be taken over by sth Our production company has been taken over by a national media corporation.
There was a "coup d'état" in the country, meaning a group of soldiers used force to take over