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take over

Translation of take over in Spanish:

  • 1verb + adverb 1.1 (assume control) See examples: when the Democrats took over
    cuando asumió el gobierno demócrata
    he hopes his son will take over when he retires
    espera que su hijo se haga cargo or lo releve cuando se jubile
    you've been driving for hours, shall I take over?
    llevas horas manejando or (Spain) conduciendo ¿tomo yo el volante?
    the night shift takes over at eleven
    los del turno de la noche toman el relevo a las once
    to take over from somebody
    sustituir a alguien
    (in shift work)
    relevar a alguien
    (seize control, overrun) (army)
    hacerse con el poder
    a world in which computers have taken over
    un mundo en el que las computadoras han llegado a dominarlo or controlarlo todo
  • 2verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
    (take charge of) (responsibility/role)
    hacerse cargo de
    his co-pilot took over the controls
    el copiloto tomó los mandos
    tourists take over the town every summer
    los turistas invaden la ciudad todos los veranos
  • 3verb + object + preposition + object 3.1 3.2 (arguments/points)I'll take you over the main points again
    repasemos otra vez or volvamos sobre los puntos principales
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