take over

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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to take control of)
a. encargarse de
I took over the family business after my father's death.Cuando mi padre falleció, yo me encargué del negocio familiar.
b. hacerse cargo de
The manager took over the presidency.El gerente se hizo cargo de la presidencia.
c. asumir
You don't have enough experience to take over the position.No tienes la experiencia necesaria para asumir ese puesto.
d. tomar (territory)
My grandparents fled to America when the Nazis took over Paris in 1940.Mis abuelos escaparon a América cuando los nazis tomaron París en 1940.
2. (to buy out)
a. adquirir
Microsoft intends to take over Nokia for its intellectual property.Microsoft tiene intenciones de adquirir Nokia por su propiedad intelectual.
b. absorber
No employees were fired when Google took over the company.Cuando Google absorbió la empresa, no despidieron a ningún empleado.
3. (to occupy)
a. invadir
Surfers take over the coastal town in summer.En verano, los surfistas invaden el pueblo costero.
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
4. (to take control)
a. tomar el poder
When Fidel Castro took over, thousands of Cubans fled the island.Cuando Fidel Castro tomó el poder, miles de cubanos huyeron de la isla.
b. hacerse cargo
The director quit, but his successor doesn't want to take over.El director renunció, pero su sucesor no quiere hacerse cargo.
c. relevar (transitive verb)
The copilot took over because the other pilot passed out.El copiloto relevó al piloto porque se desmayó.
d. sustituir (transitive verb)
You can take a break. I'll take over from here.Puedes descansar. Yo te sustituyo.
5. (to dominate)
a. invadir (transitive verb)
Panic took over when I heard voices and footsteps on the second floor.Me invadió el pánico cuando escuché voces y pasos en el segundo piso.
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take over
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (become responsible for)
a. hacerse cargo de
2. (take control of; place)
a. tomar
3. (company)
a. absorber, adquirir
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
4. (assume power)
a. tomar posesión
5. (relieve)
a. tomar el relevo
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take over
transitive verb
1 (assume) [+responsibility] asumir; (become responsible for) [+job] encargarse de
he took over the business from his father se hizo cargo del negocio cuando lo dejó su padre; to take over sb's job sustituir a algn
2 (take control of) [+building, country] tomar; (Economics) [+company] adquirir
the tourists have taken over the beaches los turistas han invadido or acaparado las playas
1 (take charge) [+new president, official] entrar en funciones; (Aut) [+driver] tomar el volante; (Aer) [+pilot] tomar los mandos
when the new government takes over cuando el nuevo gobierno entre en poder; to take over from sb (in job) (temporarily) hacer de suplente para algn; (permanently) reemplazar a algn; they want me to take over as editor when Evans leaves quieren que reemplace a Evans como editor cuando este marche; can you take over for a few minutes, while I go to the Post Office? ¿puedes cubrirme unos minutos mientras voy a Correos?
2 (seize control) [+dictator, political party] tomar el poder
3 (become more important)
then panic took over luego cundió el pánico; cars gradually took over from horses poco a poco el automóvil fue sustituyendo al caballo
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