What does overtake mean?

Definitions for overtake
ˌoʊ vərˈteɪkover·take

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

How to pronounce overtake?

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How to say overtake in sign language?

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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

Examples of overtake in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  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. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    I often think of Shelley's famous insightful sonnet "Ozymandias" that brilliantly depicts the inevitable fall of all foolishly arrogant leaders and their huge empires built in pretensions to their self-proclaimed greatness. Nature and Time always prevail and overtake ultimately, when nothing remains of those great empires or the arrogant leaders.....and only the lone and level sands stretch far away. Vanity, false pride and arrogance never win, in my view. Humility is the true key success. Here is that famous sonnet "Ozymandias" by Percy Shelley, written in January 1818, nearly 200 years ago. "I met a traveller from an antique land Who said: "Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand, Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command, Tell that its sculptor well those passions read Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things, The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed: And on the pedestal these words appear: 'My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!' Nothing beside remains. Round the decay Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare The lone and level sands stretch far away.

  4. Daniel Ricciardo:

    I'm not going to tell you what but, yes. He's beyond any doubt committed to this team for multiple years, he's demonstrated he's got a great amount of natural talent, he can overtake, he can race... everything I've seen of his development so far has impressed me enormously and I think that curve will continue.

  5. Ramana Pemmaraju:

    I'm passionate about driving, that's the only one that can overtake the pace of my thoughts!

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