Definition of Overtakes

1. Verb. (third-person singular of overtake) ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Overtakes

1. overtake [v] - See also: overtake

Lexicographical Neighbors of Overtakes

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

Literary usage of Overtakes

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Pilgrim's Progress, from this World to that which is to Come by John Bunyan (1806)
"... entangled, and cast down: But since I live, let Jesus wear the crown. CHAP. XI. Christian overtakes Faithful, whom he finds to be an excellent ..."

2. The Law of Automobiles by Xenophon Pearce Huddy (1909)
"In England the traveler who overtakes and passes another must pass on the off side of the forward traveler, who should, at the same time, go to the left. ..."

3. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1916)
"... its way until winter overtakes it, and pupating within its burrow from the middle to the latter part of the following May, first, however, ..."

4. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by William Blackstone (1876)
"... and, if unexpectedly the hand of justice overtakes him, he deems himself peculiarly unfortunate, in falling at last a sacrifice to those laws, ..."

5. The Library of American Biography by Jared Sparks (1838)
"The Party harassed by Diego Garcia, who overtakes Cabot at Santa Ana, and claims the Right of Discovery. — Cabot resists. — Garcia leaves the Country. ..."

6. The History of British India by James Mill, Horace Hayman Wilson (1848)
"The Raja proclaimed.—Peshwa formally deposed.— Mahratta forts reduced.—Smith resumes his pursuit.—Overtakes the Peshwa at Ashti—Cavalry action at Ashti. ..."

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