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
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.
Europe is in a nervous crisis, will a Europe of fear and racism overtake a Europe of solidarity?
I'm passionate about driving, that's the only one that can overtake the pace of my thoughts!
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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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