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o·ver·take

 (ō′vər-tāk′)
tr.v. o·ver·took (-to͝ok′), o·ver·tak·en (-tā′kən), o·ver·tak·ing, o·ver·takes
1.
a. To catch up with; draw even or level with.
b. To pass after catching up with.
2. To come upon unexpectedly; take by surprise: geopolitical strategists who were overtaken by events in southeast Asia.

overtake

(ˌəʊvəˈteɪk)
vb, -takes, -taking, -took or -taken
1. (Automotive Engineering) chiefly Brit to move past (another vehicle or person) travelling in the same direction
2. (tr) to pass or do better than, after catching up with
3. (tr) to come upon suddenly or unexpectedly: night overtook him.
4. (tr) to catch up with; draw level with

o•ver•take

(ˌoʊ vərˈteɪk)

v.t. -took, -tak•en, -tak•ing.
1. to catch up with.
2. to catch up with and pass.
3. to befall suddenly.
[1175–1225]

overtake


Past participle: overtaken
Gerund: overtaking

Imperative
overtake
overtake
Present
I overtake
you overtake
he/she/it overtakes
we overtake
you overtake
they overtake
Preterite
I overtook
you overtook
he/she/it overtook
we overtook
you overtook
they overtook
Present Continuous
I am overtaking
you are overtaking
he/she/it is overtaking
we are overtaking
you are overtaking
they are overtaking
Present Perfect
I have overtaken
you have overtaken
he/she/it has overtaken
we have overtaken
you have overtaken
they have overtaken
Past Continuous
I was overtaking
you were overtaking
he/she/it was overtaking
we were overtaking
you were overtaking
they were overtaking
Past Perfect
I had overtaken
you had overtaken
he/she/it had overtaken
we had overtaken
you had overtaken
they had overtaken
Future
I will overtake
you will overtake
he/she/it will overtake
we will overtake
you will overtake
they will overtake
Future Perfect
I will have overtaken
you will have overtaken
he/she/it will have overtaken
we will have overtaken
you will have overtaken
they will have overtaken
Future Continuous
I will be overtaking
you will be overtaking
he/she/it will be overtaking
we will be overtaking
you will be overtaking
they will be overtaking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been overtaking
you have been overtaking
he/she/it has been overtaking
we have been overtaking
you have been overtaking
they have been overtaking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been overtaking
you will have been overtaking
he/she/it will have been overtaking
we will have been overtaking
you will have been overtaking
they will have been overtaking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been overtaking
you had been overtaking
he/she/it had been overtaking
we had been overtaking
you had been overtaking
they had been overtaking
Conditional
I would overtake
you would overtake
he/she/it would overtake
we would overtake
you would overtake
they would overtake
Past Conditional
I would have overtaken
you would have overtaken
he/she/it would have overtaken
we would have overtaken
you would have overtaken
they would have overtaken
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.overtake - catch up with and possibly overtake; "The Rolls Royce caught us near the exit ramp"
catch - reach in time; "I have to catch a train at 7 o'clock"
2.overtake - travel past; "The sports car passed all the trucks"
advance, march on, move on, progress, pass on, go on - move forward, also in the metaphorical sense; "Time marches on"
get by - pass or move in front of; "Bride's Biscuit got by the other dogs to win the race"
top, clear - pass by, over, or under without making contact; "the balloon cleared the tree tops"
3.overtake - overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
devastate - overwhelm or overpower; "He was devastated by his grief when his son died"
clutch, get hold of, seize - affect; "Fear seized the prisoners"; "The patient was seized with unbearable pains"; "He was seized with a dreadful disease"
arouse, elicit, evoke, provoke, enkindle, kindle, fire, raise - call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
kill - overwhelm with hilarity, pleasure, or admiration; "The comedian was so funny, he was killing me!"
benight - overtake with darkness or night
knock out - overwhelm with admiration; "All the guys were knocked out by her charm"
stagger - astound or overwhelm, as with shock; "She was staggered with bills after she tried to rebuild her house following the earthquake"
lock - hold fast (in a certain state); "He was locked in a laughing fit"

overtake

verb
1. pass, leave behind, overhaul, catch up with, get past, cut up (informal), leave standing (informal), draw level with, outdistance, go by or past He overtook the truck and pulled into the inside lane.
2. outdo, top, exceed, eclipse, surpass, outstrip, get the better of, outclass, outshine, best, go one better than (informal), outdistance, be one up on Japan has overtaken Britain as the Mini's biggest market.
3. befall, hit, happen to, come upon, take by surprise, catch off guard, catch unawares, catch unprepared Tragedy was about to overtake him.
4. engulf, overwhelm, hit, strike, consume, swamp, envelop, swallow up A sudden flood of panic overtook me.

overtake

verb
1. To come up even with another:
2. To catch up with and move past:
Translations
يُدْرِك، يَلْحَق بيَلْحَقُ
předjet
overhale
ohittaa
pretjecati
fara fram úr
追い越す
추월하다
aplenkti
apdzītapsteigt
prehiteti
köra om
ไล่ตามทัน
vượt

overtake

[ˌəʊvəˈteɪk] (overtook (pt)) [ˌəʊvəˈtʊk] (overtaken (pp)) [ˌəʊvəˈteɪkən]
A. VT
1. (= pass) [+ car] → adelantar, rebasar (Mex); [+ runner] → adelantar, dejar atrás; [+ competition, rival] → tomar la delantera a
he doesn't want to be overtakenno quiere dejarse adelantar
you can't overtake that car on the bendno puedes adelantar ese coche en la curva
we overtook a lorry near Burgoscerca de Burgos adelantamos un camión
Swift has overtaken Metmark in steel productionSwift le ha tomado la delantera a Metmark en la producción de acero
2. (fig) → pillar desprevenido
we have been overtaken by eventslos sucesos nos pillaron desprevenidos or de sorpresa
B. VI (Aut) → adelantar, rebasar (Mex)
"no overtaking""prohibido adelantar", "prohibido rebasar" (Mex)

overtake

[ˌəʊvərˈteɪk] [overtook] (pt) [overtaken] (pp)
vt
[+ rival] → dépasser
[car] → dépasser, doubler
[change, event] → s'abattre sur
all the changes that have overtaken Shetland recently → tous les changements qui se sont abattus sur les Shetland récemment
[weariness] → submerger
vi [car, driver] → dépasser

overtake

pret <overtook> ptp <overtaken>
vt
competitor, rivaleinholen; (esp Brit: = pass) runner, car etcüberholen
(= take by surprise) (storm, night)überraschen; (fate)ereilen (geh); overtaken by fearvon Furcht befallen; we were overtaken by events, events have overtaken uswir waren auf die Entwicklung der Dinge nicht gefasst
vi (esp Brit) → überholen

overtake

[ˌəʊvəˈteɪk] (overtook (pt)) [ˌəʊvəˈtʊk] (overtaken (pp)) [ˌəʊvəˈteɪkn]
1. vt (catch up) → raggiungere; (pass) → superare
events have overtaken us → gli eventi ci hanno colto di sorpresa
2. visorpassare

overtake

(əuvəˈteik) past tense ˌoverˈtook (-ˈtuk) : past participle ˌoverˈtaken verb
to pass (a car etc) while driving etc. He overtook a police-car.

overtake

يَلْحَقُ předjet overhale überholen προσπερνώ adelantar ohittaa dépasser pretjecati sorpassare 追い越す 추월하다 inhalen innhente wyminąć ultrapassar обгонять köra om ไล่ตามทัน sollamak vượt 超过
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So taught by love and sorrow, Jo wrote her little stories, and sent them away to make friends for themselves and her, finding it a very charitable world to such humble wanderers, for they were kindly welcomed, and sent home comfortable tokens to their mother, like dutiful children whom good fortune overtakes.
In good time, nevertheless, as the ardor of youth declines; as years and dumps increase; as reflection lends her solemn pauses; in short, as a general lassitude overtakes the sated Turk; then a love of ease and virtue supplants the love for maidens; our Ottoman enters upon the impotent, repentant, admonitory stage of life, forswears, disbands the harem, and grown to an exemplary, sulky old soul, goes about all alone among the meridians and parallels saying his prayers, and warning each young Leviathan from his amorous errors.
A wrong is unredressed when retribution overtakes its redresser.
We have been very happy, John Carter," she said, "and I thank whatever fate overtakes us that it permits us to die together.
As locusts flying to a river before the blast of a grass fire--the flame comes on and on till at last it overtakes them and they huddle into the water--even so was the eddying stream of Xanthus filled with the uproar of men and horses, all struggling in confusion before Achilles.
When death overtakes me my heart shall have ceased to beat; but what comes after that I know not.
That you give me L500 for my services on the trip before we start, I undertaking to serve you faithfully till you choose to abandon the enterprise, or till we succeed, or disaster overtakes us.
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On the other side, if the darkness overtakes you, you may, or may not, tumble down a deserted lead mine.
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And they beheld a pretty woman in a hired sledge; she overtakes them, looks round at them, and, so they fancy anyway, nods to them and laughs.