Definitions for overtakeˌoʊ vərˈteɪk
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overtake, catch, catch up with(verb)
catch up with and possibly overtake
"The Rolls Royce caught us near the exit ramp"
pass, overtake, overhaul(verb)
"The sports car passed all the trucks"
overwhelm, overpower, sweep over, whelm, overcome, overtake(verb)
overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
Hence: To surpass in production, achievement, etc.; as, although out of school for half a year due to illness, the student returned and overtook all the others to finish as valedictorian.
To frustrate or render impossible or irrelevant; -- used mostly of plans, and commonly in the phrase overtaken by events; as, their careful marketing plan was overtaken by events.
To come up with in a race, pursuit, progress, or motion; also, to catch up with and move ahead of.
To pass a more slowly moving object.
To catch up with, but not pass, a more slowly moving vehicle, animal etc.
"I overtook and passed the doctor between Woking and Send." 1898, H. G. Wells, The War of the Worlds
To become greater than something else
To occur unexpectedly
"Our plans were overtaken by events."
takeover, take over
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I'm confident we will overtake them.
When life will go over itself, reality will overtake dreams.
If you can overtake the fear of failure, you will be a winner in life, for sure.
Our straightline speed is good and that makes me fairly confident for the race as this is a place where you can overtake, i feel we're quicker than the cars in front, so we'll see how it pans out.
Sloth makes all things difficult, but industry, all things easy. He that rises late must trot all day, and shall scarce overtake his business at night, while laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him.
Translations for overtake
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- rebasar, sobrepasar, adelantarSpanish
- hipa, tahaMāori
- køyre forbiNorwegian Nynorsk
- kjøre forbiNorwegian
- обогнать, обгонятьRussian
- köra omSwedish
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