change owners

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Verb1.change owners - be transferred to another owner; "This restaurant changed hands twice last year"
move, displace - cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"
vest - become legally vested; "The property vests in the trustees"
devolve, return, fall, pass - be inherited by; "The estate fell to my sister"; "The land returned to the family"; "The estate devolved to an heir that everybody had assumed to be dead"
accrue, fall - come into the possession of; "The house accrued to the oldest son"
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References in classic literature ?
He had seen dogs change owners in the past, and he had seen the runaways beaten as he was being beaten.
AREAS where homes change owners the least frequently, according to Zoopla, with the average time in years between moves: 1.
AREAS where homes change owners the most frequently, with the average turnover in years between moves: =1.
Once these reasons cease to exist, the cars again change owners. ( ANI )
Charity founder Jane Howorth says the hens can change owners' lives.
The key change owners of previous generation models will notice is the availability at last of two rear passenger doors, both fitted with frameless windows for a coupe (or old school Subaru) feel.
of Siloam Springs are set to change owners once again in a $75 million cash deal.
They never grow old or useless, and unlike people who die and pass on, they just change owners. In the Philippines, a car is for the generations.
"While some change owners for a few pounds, rare ones with what we described as mutated colouration can go for thousands of pounds these days, so it is fatuous to deny that it is a business.