What does overtake mean?

Definitions for overtakeˌoʊ vərˈteɪk

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word overtake.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. overtake, catch, catch up with(verb)

    catch up with and possibly overtake

    "The Rolls Royce caught us near the exit ramp"

  2. pass, overtake, overhaul(verb)

    travel past

    "The sports car passed all the trucks"

  3. overwhelm, overpower, sweep over, whelm, overcome, overtake(verb)

    overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli

GCIDE

  1. Overtake(v. t.)

    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.

  2. Overtake(v. t.)

    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.

  3. Overtake(v. t.)

    To come up with in a race, pursuit, progress, or motion; also, to catch up with and move ahead of.

Wiktionary

  1. overtake(Verb)

    To pass a more slowly moving object.

  2. overtake(Verb)

    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

  3. overtake(Verb)

    To become greater than something else

  4. overtake(Verb)

    To occur unexpectedly

    "Our plans were overtaken by events."

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Overtake

    ō-vėr-tāk′, v.t. to come up with: to catch: to come upon: to take by surprise.—p.adj. Overtā′ken, fuddled.

Anagrams for overtake »

  1. takeover, take over

  2. Take over

  3. Takeover

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of overtake in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of overtake in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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