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To become more successful than someone or something else.

Tiger Woods has taken over as the top golfer.

Additional definitions for 'take over':

take overTo assume control of something, especially by force; to usurp.
take overTo adopt a further responsibility or duty.
take overTo relieve someone temporarily.
take overTo buy out the ownership of a business.
take overTo appropriate something without permission.
take overTo annex a territory by conquest or invasion.
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