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take over (2)

Meaning: to begin doing a job or a task that someone else had been doing previously

For example:

  • take over Who's going to take over if the president has to quit the job?

  • take over sth Gordon will take over the position of project manager when Trevor goes back to Canada.

  • take over from sb We’re looking for someone to take over from Jenny when she retires.

Nouns often used as objects with
take over (2): duties, responsibilities, task, position, management, control, role, leadership, captaincy

Quick Quiz:

Maria took over as captain of the basketball team because
  1. the other players didn't like her
  2. she didn't want the responsibility
  3. the previous captain had retired

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