Getup vs Takeover - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between getup and takeover

is that getup is (chiefly|us|informal) a costume or outfit, especially one that is ostentatious or otherwise unusual while takeover is (label) the purchase of one company by another; a merger without the formation of a new company, especially where some stakeholders in the purchased company oppose the purchase.

getup

English

Alternative forms

* get up * get-up

Noun

(en noun)
  • (chiefly, US, informal) A costume or outfit, especially one that is ostentatious or otherwise unusual.
  • *1899 ,
  • When near the buildings I met a white man, in such an unexpected elegance of get–up that in the first moment I took him for a sort of vision.
  • * 1917 , " 1,200 Reading Firemen March," Reading Eagle (Pennsylvania, USA), 28 Oct. p. 4:
  • The Schnitzelbank Band, each member attired in an odd getup , received many comments for the manner in which the men marched.
  • * 2009 , " Worried They Will Miss the War: Inside the Mind of West Point's Class of 2009," Newsweek , 6 June:
  • [A] parade of costumed cadets trots by: a shark costume, an Uncle Sam getup and three young men in form-fitting bodysuits.
  • (informal) A fight or altercation.
  • * 2002 , Andrea Sachs, " Caricature Builder," Time , 21 Jan.:
  • "A bully. Picked on fellows. He loved to fight. But I never saw him in a getup with a fellow his own size."
  • (publishing) Layout and production style, as of a magazine.
  • See also

    * all get up * get up

    takeover

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia takeover) (en noun)
  • (label) The purchase of one company by another; a merger without the formation of a new company, especially where some stakeholders in the purchased company oppose the purchase.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2014-03-15, volume=410, issue=8878, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Turn it off , passage=If the takeover is approved, Comcast would control 20 of the top 25 cable markets, […]. Antitrust officials will need to consider Comcast’s status as a monopsony (a buyer with disproportionate power), when it comes to negotiations with programmers, whose channels it pays to carry.}}
  • The acquisition of a public company whose shares are listed on a stock exchange, in contrast to the acquisition of a private company.
  • A time or event in which control or authority, especially over a facility is passed from one party to the next.
  • *1991 , Information Services on Latin America (Oakland, Calif.), ISLA: Volume 43, Issues 1-3 , p. 195:
  • Revollo was absent when Bolivian police and the navy captain arrived at dawn, and the base takeover came off without problems, according to a U.S. narcotics official.

    Derived terms

    *hostile takeover

    See also

    * buyout * merger * sellout

    Anagrams

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