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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a takeover that is resisted by the management of the target company;

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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

hostile takeover \hostile takeover\ n. (Finance) the purchase of a controlling interest in a publicly-traded company against the wishes of the current management. Note: A person who is the main principal in performing such a buyout is called a corporate raider. Syn: hostile buyout. [PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

takeover \take"o*ver\ n. (Business, Finance) The acquisition of ownership of one company by another company, usually by purchasing a controlling percentage of its stock or by exchanging stock of the purchasing company for that of the purchased company. It is a hostile takeover if the management of the company being taken over is opposed to the deal. A hostile takeover is sometimes organized by a corporate raider. Syn: acquisition, buyout [WordNet 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

hostile takeover n 1: a takeover that is resisted by the management of the target company