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take overphrasal verb
to become bigger or more important than something else; to replace something Try not to let negative thoughts take over. It has been suggested that mammals took over from dinosaurs 65 million years ago. In your teens, peer-group friendships may take over from parents as the major influence on you.jump to other results
take over (from something)
- 1to begin to have control of or responsibility for something, especially in place of someone else
- 2to gain control of a political party, a country, etc. The army is threatening to take over if civil unrest continues.