Definition of takeover noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

takeover

noun
/ˈteɪkˌoʊvər/
 
[countable, uncountable]
 
1 an act of taking control of a company by buying most of its sharesa takeover bid for the company2 an act of taking control of a country, an area, or a political organization by force
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