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take over / asumir
 
take over   take
A. -transitive verb + adverb
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 somebody'noun [job]
·sustituir a somebody, someone
2. (=take control of)
[+building, country]   tomar   (finance)
[+company]   adquirir
·the tourists have taken over the beaches
·los turistas han invadido or acaparado las playas
B. -intransitive verb + adverb
1. (=take charge)
[new president, official]   entrar en funciones   (automobiles)
[driver]   tomar el volante   (aeronautics)
[pilot]   tomar los mandos
·when the new government takes over
·cuando el nuevo gobierno entre en poder
·to take over from somebody
(in job)
(temporarily)   hacer de suplente para somebody, someone   (permanently)   reemplazar a somebody, someone
·they want me to take over as editor when Evans leaves
·quieren que reemplace a Evans como editor cuando éste 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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