overtaking


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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.

overtaking

(ˌəʊvəˈteɪkɪŋ)
n
(Automotive Engineering) an act or the process of moving past another vehicle or person travelling in the same direction
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.overtaking - 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"
reordering - a rearrangement in a different order
Translations

overtaking

[ˌəʊvəˈteɪkɪŋ] N (Aut) → adelantamiento m, rebase m (Mex)

overtaking

[ˌəʊvərˈteɪkɪŋ] n (in car)dépassement m
Overtaking on a bend is dangerous
BUT Dépasser dans un virage est dangereux.
"no overtaking" → "dépassement interdit"

overtaking

n (esp Brit) → Überholen nt

overtaking

[ˌəʊvəˈteɪkɪŋ] n (Aut) → sorpasso
"no overtaking" → "divieto di sorpasso"
References in classic literature ?
The ship itself, then, as it sometimes happens, offered the most promising intermediate means of overtaking the chase.
There was a bare possibility of overtaking them if pursued instantly.
He had a strong idea that the coffin he had seen was running after him; and, pictured as hopping on behind him, bolt upright, upon its narrow end, always on the point of overtaking him and hopping on at his side--perhaps taking his arm-- it was a pursuer to shun.
I had again left my boat at the wharf below Bridge; the time was an hour earlier in the afternoon; and, undecided where to dine, I had strolled up into Cheapside, and was strolling along it, surely the most unsettled person in all the busy concourse, when a large hand was laid upon my shoulder, by some one overtaking me.
Unconsciously I had been overtaking a tall young woman walking in the same direction as myself, with a fine athletic carriage of her figure and a noble movement of her limbs.
he roared to poor Baloo, who had set off at a clumsy trot in the hope of overtaking the monkeys.
The same fate was not far from overtaking us, for a troop of Galles, who were detached in search of us, missed us but an hour or two.
At any rate it would be worth while overtaking them if even only for the pleasure of meeting again creatures of his own kind.
And close behind, and overtaking it, and overflowing it, the dawn came, pale at first, and then growing pink and warm.
They understood, then, from the few words which escaped from D'Artagnan, what affair was in hand, and as they thought that overtaking his man, or losing sight of him, D'Artagnan would return to his rooms, they kept on their way.
It belongs to one of our companions, who is overtaking us.
They succeeded in overtaking the party of which they were in quest, but concealed their faithless desertion of Scott; alleging that he had died of disease.