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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He had seen dogs change owners in the past, and he had seen the runaways beaten as he was being beaten.
Once these reasons cease to exist, the cars again change owners.
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.
All schools, whether they change owners or change management, must seek KHDA approval," Mohammad Darwish, Chief of Regulations and Compliance Commission in KHDA, said.
A SUPERMARKET is set to change owners and become a Tesco, safeguarding more than 30 jobs.
Continental and Faurecia in Europe, and Calsonic in Japan, are likely to divest certain businesses or change owners.
I want to get back there with a club that will financially support its manager, a club that wants to compete at that level and doesn't want to change owners.
ALL CHANGE Owners Clara and William Nicholl have made many improvements to Christowell in the past four years.
We don't even know if they just change owners around and then re-open.