take command

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take command (third-person singular simple present takes command, present participle taking command, simple past took command, past participle taken command)

  1. to assume control or responsibility
    • 2011 June 4, Phil McNulty, “England 2 - 2 Switzerland”, in BBC[1]:
      Fabio Capello's out of sorts side looked to be heading for a damaging defeat and a heavy blow to their hopes of reaching Poland and Ukraine next summer as Switzerland deservedly took command.