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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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jose Munoz:

    I'm confident we will overtake them.

  2. Sebastian Vettel:

    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.

  3. Benjamin Franklin:

    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.

  4. Nico Rosberg:

    With the new start situation, and we're having to do everything ourselves now, there's a lot more opportunity tomorrow even at the start, on the run down to turn five here it is possible to overtake so my hopes are for sure still alive.

  5. Simon Hu:

    Our goal is to overtake Amazon in four years, whether that's in customers, technology, or worldwide scale, amazon, Microsoft and others have already laid the groundwork for us by educating the markets about cloud in the U.S. and Europe, so we have an even better opportunity to join in the competition.

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