taking over

  1. acquisition of property by descent or by will
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How To Use taking over In A Sentence

  • Phil is taking over from David on a pro tem basis.
  • He is capable of taking over this game, and if he does, Illinois' primary weakness will be its undoing.
  • The two lines run through the composition, sometimes parallel, sometimes intertwining, with the second one eventually taking over and ultimately finding its closure in a lush, animalic, fantastically sexy, nocturnal base of amber, musk, civet, patchouli and castoreum. Forgotten Chypres: 7e Sense by Sonya Rykiel and Gianni Versace
  • Artists and fashion designers are taking over somewhat from the literary types, however.
  • McCain makes the Bush daughters look demure, which is a shame: we had so much hope for them taking over their father's mantle, but McCain looks like she will be fun too. Paul Jenkins: Republican Circus: Extended Engagement
  • The issue seems to have become stuck between two government departments with neither taking overall responsibility for a plan of action. Times, Sunday Times
  • Almost immediately he began setting up his own Botanic Garden, taking over an old stone-walled enclosure, formerly the common or stable yard, next to the kitchen garden.
  • By taking over the company, OMV said it was raising its presence in Turkey, which it considers a "bridgehead" to the Middle East and the Caspian region. OMV Taking Over Petrol Ofisi of Turkey - NYTimes.com
  • Just as the cuff is taking over ears and fingers, the wrist cuff is under threat. Times, Sunday Times
  • On the other hand since the system of the patronage of the arts had collapsed and foreign rulers were not interested in taking over the responsibility, the role of the princely states became crucial.
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