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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TOOK OVER

In two days the French took over 350 prisoners in this sector.

In 1837 Franois Lupot died and Peccatte took over the business.

We took over some from the 7th Division and lost some of those.

And Stern's been trying to get the clans into hot water ever since he took over.

"I'm glad you took over the government of the island," the other laughed.

Simon took over now, and so far as Weaver could judge, he did well.

I begged to be introduced, and took over the blushing Bag and presented him.'

So it was with much solicitude that I took over my prisoner.

It took over a week to finish the trial after they had begun it.

In some cases where the driving was hard it took over 400 blows to drive a 14-ft.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, "that which is taken in payment," from take (v.). Sense of "money taken in" by a single performance, etc., is from 1931. Movie-making sense is recorded from 1927. Criminal sense of "money acquired by theft" is from 1888. The verb sense of "to cheat, defraud" is from 1920. On the take "amenable to bribery" is from 1930.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.