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noun [countable/uncountable] British English pronunciation: takeover /ˈteɪkˌəʊvə(r)/ 
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singulartakeover
pluraltakeovers
  1. 1
    a situation in which one company takes control of another company by buying a majority of its shares
    a takeover bid (=an offer to pay a particular amount in order to get control of a company):

    Shareholders have accepted a takeover bid.

    a hostile takeover (=opposed by the company that is being bought):

    The business is vulnerable to a hostile takeover.

    See also  merger
  2. 2
    an act of taking control of a country or organization by an army, group etc, especially by force

    Accusations of corruption against the government resulted in a military takeover.

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