Commentary: TAKEOVER[+event] A change in who rules a thing or place. Usually refers to governments.
The military takeover of the Peruvian government left a lot of people unhappy.
Johnny and I pulled off a takeover of Sally's snow fort.
The takeover occurred, as do most coup d'etats, with massive bloodshed and destruction.
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 1
Commentary: TAKEOVER[+event] Specifically refers to corporations. Change by sale or merger in a company's controlling interest.
Wal-Mart's takeover of the Lone Star General Store occurred last year.
Intelli-Soft attempted a takeover of Microsoft, but it went horribly wrong.
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 2