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overtake

[ oh-ver-teyk ]
/ 藢o蕣 v蓹r藞te瑟k /
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verb (used with object), o路ver路took [oh-ver-took], /藢o蕣 v蓹r藞t蕣k/, o路ver路tak路en, o路ver路tak路ing.
to catch up with in traveling or pursuit; draw even with: By taking a cab to the next town, we managed to overtake and board the train.
to catch up with and pass, as in a race; move by: He overtook the leader three laps from the finish.
to move ahead of in achievement, production, score, etc.; surpass: to overtake all other countries in steel production.
to happen to or befall someone suddenly or unexpectedly, as night, a storm, or death: The pounding rainstorm overtook them just outside the city.
verb (used without object), o路ver路took [oh-ver-took], /藢o蕣 v蓹r藞t蕣k/, o路ver路tak路en, o路ver路tak路ing.
to pass another vehicle: Never overtake on a curve.
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Origin of overtake

First recorded in 1175鈥1225; Middle English overtaken; see over-, take

OTHER WORDS FROM overtake

un路o路ver路tak路en, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for overtake

overtake
/ (藢蓹蕣v蓹藞te瑟k) /

verb -takes, -taking, -took or -taken
mainly British to move past (another vehicle or person) travelling in the same direction
(tr) to pass or do better than, after catching up with
(tr) to come upon suddenly or unexpectedlynight overtook him
(tr) to catch up with; draw level with
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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