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Date: Nov 03 2011

Quote

1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

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“I was gonna go get another piece of pizza. Could you take over for me?”

- Mason asking Devan to do him a favor.

“我还想要一块披萨。你能替我一会儿吗?”
- 梅森请求德凡帮他一个忙。

2. Video - Watch the video before learning the definition.

Definition

1. Definition - Study the definition.

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do something for someone or something else

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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You can’t really watch the news without hearing the phrase take over. When a new president is elected, he or she takes over the government. When one company buys another, they take it over.

When you take something over, you assume control of it. You do the job someone else used to do. But it isn’t just politicians and businessmen who take things over. You can take over anything someone else was doing before you.

Mason is playing a video game and wants to get some pizza. He asks Devan to take over, so she sits down and starts playing. Dale walks up and says he would like to take over the game. When Mason comes back, he wants to take over again, but Dale won’t let him.

Can you think of a time when you took over for someone else?

Examples

1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“The new vice president took over the marketing division of the company.”

“If you get tired of driving, I can take over.”

“Kobe took over the roll of best basketball player in the world when Jordan retired.”

Winners

1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

To replace someone while she/he is gone.
by candycandice
 julito To replace him , while he is going out to get his pizza
by julito
wwongsapun To assume control, management, or responsibility
by wwongsapun
cubi1604 Handle something for someone when he's away or busy
by cubi1604
Bojana To assume the control or management of or the responsibility for.
by Bojana

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Mohammad Saleem

Afghanistan

Every society need people who voluntarily want to take over responsibilities of each other inorder to make the society bright and prosper

04:45 AM Feb 06 2012 |

crystalya

China

to do what others did

02:47 AM Nov 17 2011 |

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hadjidji

hadjidji

Algeria

at this moment i’m taking over my parent’s responsability’s cause they’re not at home and i’m the elder one

07:57 PM Nov 14 2011 |

javier_man

javier_man

Mexico

I have so many responsabilities that I’d like to find some take over for me

04:23 PM Nov 14 2011 |

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AlexisSilva

Mexico

Think I’ve never taken over anything.


(obviously I have taken over something in mylife but cannot remember right now,


it’s just an exemple)

06:10 AM Nov 13 2011 |

Romio79

Romio79

Russian Federation

I have the same problem right now))

05:08 PM Nov 07 2011 |

Christianny

Brazil

I need vacations from my job. But i can’t find anybody to take it over!


is anybody interested?

12:56 PM Nov 07 2011 |

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ahmedghieth9

Egypt

cool

09:52 AM Nov 07 2011 |

whipiry

whipiry

South Korea

I’ll take over something someone else has done.

02:37 AM Nov 07 2011 |

kenlin16

kenlin16

Taiwan

I don’t usually take over thing for people because I prefer to let them do things by themselves unless they ask me to. However, people usually give you  the things they don’t like to do.

07:16 AM Nov 06 2011 |

PRISCILA18

Colombia

I took over the English teacher in my work!!! 

11:51 PM Nov 03 2011 |

413918092

China

do something that someone else was doing before

11:30 PM Nov 03 2011 |

La Princesse de la vie

Egypt

hmmm



Really I don’t remember if I took over something for somebody  some day or not.



but I know for sure that I entirely like to do all my things by myself but I don’t mind helping others by taking over things for them .

11:10 PM Nov 03 2011 |

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Nicte ha

Nicte ha

Mexico

I’m here to take it over, don’t worry any more Laughing

08:46 PM Nov 03 2011 |

piskotharry

Slovakia

I take over the Hauswork after my girlfriend to help her ‘cos she travels to work and back home one hour and comes always so tired.Taking it over is very helpfull for her…


:-))) 

07:22 PM Nov 03 2011 |

alhgag

alhgag

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

system of the life demands take over Allah created that is in universe i can’t imagine system witout control especiall our life.
have a nice weekend!

06:47 PM Nov 03 2011 |

FUN777

FUN777

Egypt

Well, i think i maybe take over the work when my workmates couldn’t do it.

05:41 PM Nov 03 2011 |

erhan-ar

Turkey

If somebody needs help we should take over what they want.Maybe one day we need  any body when we want help.

05:35 PM Nov 03 2011 |

estebankatz

Colombia

we just have to take over our selves :)

04:42 PM Nov 03 2011 |

lynn lam

lynn lam

China

no matter you take it over from someone else,the point is that if you could beyond he or she,i think。

02:51 PM Nov 03 2011 |

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