Translation of take over in Spanish:
- 1verb + adverb 1.1 (assume control) See examples: when the Democrats took overhe hopes his son will take over when he retirescuando asumió el gobierno demócratayou've been driving for hours, shall I take over?espera que su hijo se haga cargo or lo releve cuando se jubilethe night shift takes over at elevenllevas horas manejando or (Spain) conduciendo ¿tomo yo el volante?to take overlos del turno de la noche toman el relevo a las once
fromsomebodysustituir a alguien(in shift work)1.2relevar a alguien(seize control, overrun) (army)a world in which computers have taken overhacerse con el poderun mundo en el que las computadoras han llegado a dominarlo or controlarlo todo
- 2verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object(take charge of) (responsibility/role)(job)hacerse cargo de(territory)(company)his co-pilot took over the controlstourists take over the town every summerel copiloto tomó los mandoslos turistas invaden la ciudad todos los veranos
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