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 ?
Vronsky had hardly formed the thought that he could perhaps pass on the outer side, when Frou-Frou shifted her pace and began overtaking him on the other side.
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.
At this moment I was within a yard or two of overtaking her.
"My dear friend," said Aramis, "remember that he goes in an opposite direction from that I which we are going, that he has a fresh horse, and ours are fatigued, so that we shall disable our own horses without even a chance of overtaking him.
The Hunter ran after him, as if he was sure of overtaking him, but the Horseman increased more and more the distance between them.
Sergeant Peter Henderson added: "Operation Close Pass is intended to promote the safe overtaking of cyclists, who are just one group of vulnerable road users.
Akinbiyi said the wrongful overtaking by the motorcycle rider caused the accident which he said was avoidable.
Tenders for the new overtaking lane on Arthur Highway open this weekend.
The campaign aims to educate drivers on the dangers getting too close to cyclists while overtaking, and also to remind cyclists to do what they can to make themselves visible on the roads.
SHOCKING dash cam footage shows the moment a car narrowly avoided a head-on crash during a high-speed overtaking manoeuvre.
RAHIM YAR KHAN -- A speeding luxury jeep, while overtaking a car in an arranged race, ran over two motorcyclists and injured four others before landing in a canal near Abbasia Town here on Monday.
The House of Representatives has transmitted to the Senate the proposed "Minimum Overtaking of Cyclists Distance Act" for its action.