Definitions for overtakeˌoʊ vərˈteɪk
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
o•ver•takeˌoʊ vərˈteɪk(v.t.)-took, -tak•en, -tak•ing.
to catch up with.
to catch up with and pass.
to befall suddenly.
Origin of overtake:
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
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to pass sb or sth in quality, importance, or amount
Previous security issues have now been overtaken by the threat of terrorism.; a company that has overtaken its competitors in sales
to pass another car going in the same direction
You may not overtake in this area.; He overtook the car in front of him.
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."
Translations for overtake
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to pass (a car etc) while driving etc
He overtook a police-car.
- inhaal, verbysteekAfrikaans
- يُدْرِك، يَلْحَق بArabic
- ultrapassarPortuguese (BR)
- προσπερνώ (κατά την οδήγηση)Greek
- mööda sõitmaEstonian
- رسیدن به و گذشتن ازFarsi
- तेजी से आगे निकल जाना, संख्या का बढ़नाHindi
- fara framúrIcelandic
- apdzīt; apsteigtLatvian
- kjøre forbiNorwegian
- رسیدن به و گذشتن ازPersian
- a depăşiRomanian
- köra omSwedish
- geçmek, sollamakTurkish
- 超過Chinese (Trad.)
- обігнати, випередитиUkrainian
- گاڑي چلانے کے دوران کسي گاڑي کے پاس سے گذرناUrdu
- 超过Chinese (Simp.)
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