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take over

Translation of take over in Spanish:

  • 1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio 1.1 (assume control) 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/España) 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 sb sustituir* a algn (in shift work) relevar a algn 1.2 (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/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento (take charge of) [responsibility/role] asumir; [job] hacerse* cargo de; [territory] tomar; [company] absorber 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
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