Definition of Overtaking

1. Noun. Going by something that is moving in order to get in front of it. "She drove but well but her reckless passing of every car on the road frightened me"

Exact synonyms: Passing
Generic synonyms: Reordering
Derivative terms: Overtake, Overtake, Pass



Definition of Overtaking

1. Verb. (present participle of overtake) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Overtaking

1. overtake [v] - See also: overtake

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Overtaking

overswung
oversystematise
oversystematised
oversystematises
oversystematising
oversystematize
oversystematized
oversystematizes
oversystematizing
overt
overt operation
overtake
overtaken
overtakes
overtaking (current term)
overtalk
overtalkative
overtalked
overtalking
overtalks
overtame
overtan
overtanned
overtanning
overtans
overtart
overtask
overtasked
overtasking

Literary usage of Overtaking

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1. Handbook of Admiralty Law by Robert Morton Hughes (1920)
"overtaking VESSELS 135. The overtaking steamer must keep out of the way. s Article 24 provides that, notwithstanding anything contained in these rules, ..."

2. Handbook of Admiralty Law by Robert Morton Hughes (1920)
"4 overtaking VESSELS 135. The overtaking steamer must keep out of the way. Article 24 provides that, notwithstanding anything contained in these rules, ..."

3. Reports of Cases Relating to Maritime Law: Containing All the Decisions of by James Perronet Aspinall, Butler Aspinall, Geoffrey Hutchinson, James. A. Petrie, F. A. P. Rowe, Bruce Farthing (1878)
"Sailing ships on converging courses are crossing ships within article 12, and tlie faster sailing vessel is not an overtaking ship within article 17, ..."

4. The Law of Automobiles by Xenophon Pearce Huddy (1909)
"overtaking and passing. The rule that one who attempts to pass another on the ... An automobilist, on overtaking and attempting to pass two heavily loaded ..."

5. Cyclopedia of Law and Procedure by William Mack, Howard Pervear Nash (1903)
"The corresponding rule, article 17 of the act of 1864, is as follows: " Every vessel overtaking any other vessel shall keep out of the way of the said last- ..."

6. The Law of Negligence by James Henry Deering (1886)
"11 The Anglo-Gorman, 1 Newb. Adm. 492. \ 369. overtaking vessels. — It is the duty of a vessel overtaking another to keep out of her way.1 This rule applies ..."

7. Protocols of Proceedings of the International Marine Conference (1890)
"vessel is an overtaking ship, and it has been argued that when vessels are in such a position that their courses are divergent, that they then come within ..."

8. Navigation Rules, International-Inland by D A Appelbaum (1998)
"(b) A vessel shall be deemed to be overtaking when coming up with another vessel from a direction more than 22.5 degrees abaft her beam, that is, ..."

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