In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(assume control)relevar a algnwhen 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 / lo releve cuando se jubile
- you've been driving for hours, shall I take over? — llevas horas 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
1.2(seize control, overrun)(army) hacerse con el podera world in which computers have taken over — un mundo en el que las computadoras han llegado a dominarlo / controlarlo todo
2(take charge of)(role/responsibility) asumir(job) hacerse cargo de(territory) tomar(company) absorberhis 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
3.1(show)(house/estate) mostrar(estate/house) enseñar Spain
3.2I'll take you over the main points again — repasemos otra vez / volvamos sobre los puntos principales
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