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."
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ō-vėr-tāk′, v.t. to come up with: to catch: to come upon: to take by surprise.—p.adj. Overtā′ken, fuddled.
takeover, take over
The numerical value of Overtake in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of Overtake in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of Overtake in a Sentence
I'm confident we will overtake them.
Grace of God in a nutshell, is God doing for us what we can never do for ourselves and what we don't deserve for life. I mean, what God's grace does for us is, what we can't do for ourselves and not at all what we can do for ourselves. Now, that's why you do have weaknesses but God is ever strong. Moreover, you do have shortcomings, but God's grace does overtake them. You equally fail or fall sometimes or rather you are sometimes unfaithful. But, God is infallible and ever faithful unlike you. Anyway, I don't know about you. I personally really need more and more grace. Until God's grace becomes abundant and fully noticeable in my life or rather, until I'm saved wholly by his grace. In case you don't know, no human has been saved and no human will be saved eventually by his or her works. Yes! you heard me right, we all are meant to be saved by God's grace and nothing more or less.
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.
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.
Europe is in a nervous crisis, will a Europe of fear and racism overtake a Europe of solidarity?
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- rebasar, sobrepasar, adelantarSpanish
- hipa, tahaMāori
- køyre forbiNorwegian Nynorsk
- kjøre forbiNorwegian
- обогнать, обгонятьRussian
- köra omSwedish
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