take over (a job or position)

When someone "takes over" a job, it means that the person who was doing the job before stops, and the new person starts.

We often use the phrase "take over for (someone)":

She's going to take over for you while you're out on maternity leave.

You can also say "take over as (the name of the position)":

I heard that you're going to take over as head coach starting next season. Congrats!

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