Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
tr.v. o·ver·took (-to͝ok′), o·ver·tak·en (-tā′kən), o·ver·tak·ing, o·ver·takes
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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
(Automotive Engineering) an act or the process of moving past another vehicle or person travelling in the same direction
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
overtaking[ˌəʊvərˈteɪkɪŋ] n (in car) → dépassement m
Overtaking on a bend is dangerous
BUT Dépasser dans un virage est dangereux.
"no overtaking" → "dépassement interdit"
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n (esp Brit) → Überholen nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995