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  • verb idiomatic to assume control of something, especially by force; to usurp
  • verb idiomatic to adopt a further responsibility or duty
  • verb idiomatic to relieve someone temporarily
  • verb idiomatic to buy out the ownership of a business
  • verb idiomatic to appropriate something without permission
  • verb idiomatic to annex a territory by conquest or invasion
  • verb idiomatic, intransitive To become more successful than someone or something else.

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