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Dimitrov and Kalarov returned from Moscow, where they had been in exile since 1925, to assist the new government in its takeover.

Until the Communist takeover in 1944, there had been two broad social classes in the country, an upper and a lower class.

What will justify such a volte-face and with what excuse can he repudiate the principles with which he justified his takeover?

WORD ORIGIN

1917, "an act of taking over," noun derivative of verbal phrase take over (1884), from take (v.) + over. Attested from 1958 in the corporate sense.

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