Definition of Overtake

1. Verb. Catch up with and possibly overtake. "The Rolls Royce caught us near the exit ramp"

Exact synonyms: Catch, Catch Up With
Entails: Compete, Contend, Vie
Related verbs: Catch
Derivative terms: Overtaking



2. Verb. Travel past. "These cars won't overtake "; "The sports car passed all the trucks"
Exact synonyms: Overhaul, Pass
Generic synonyms: Advance, Go On, March On, Move On, Pass On, Progress
Specialized synonyms: Get By, Clear, Top
Derivative terms: Overtaking, Passage, Passing, Passing

3. Verb. Overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli.

Definition of Overtake

1. v. t. To come up with in a course, pursuit, progress, or motion; to catch up with.

Definition of Overtake

1. Verb. To pass a more slowly moving object. ¹

2. Verb. To catch up with, but not pass, a more slowly moving vehicle, animal etc. ¹

3. Verb. (economics) To become greater than something else ¹

4. Verb. To occur unexpectedly ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Overtake

1. to catch up with [v -TOOK, -TAKEN, -TAKING, -TAKES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Overtake

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

Literary usage of Overtake

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1. The Englishman's Hebrew and Chaldee Concordance of the Old Testament by George V. Wigram (1866)
"{that) that his hand shall get: 5. lor ye shall overtake them. 8. shall I overtake them? — thou shall surely overtake (them), 5.and overtook him in the ..."

2. The Pilgrim's Progress, from this World to that which is to Come by John Bunyan (1806)
"'The pilgrims overtake Mr. Honest, who relates his own experience, and that of'Mr. Fearing. NOW I saw that they went to the ascent, that was a little way ..."

3. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society by Royal Astronomical Society (1890)
"It is evident that, if the spot continues to sweep onwards from east to west, in the direction of the arrow, it must eventually overtake and pass the Red ..."

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