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o•ver•take



Pronunciation: (ō"vur-tāk'), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/overtake.html on line 73 [key]
v., -took, -tak•en, -tak•ing.


v.t.
1. to catch up with in traveling or pursuit; draw even with: By taking a cab to the next town, we managed to overtake and board the train.
2. to catch up with and pass, as in a race; move by: He overtook the leader three laps from the finish.
3. to move ahead of in achievement, production, score, etc.; surpass: to overtake all other countries in steel production.
4. to happen to or befall someone suddenly or unexpectedly, as night, a storm, or death: The pounding rainstorm overtook them just outside the city.

v.i.
to pass another vehicle: Never overtake on a curve.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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  • Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/overtake.html on line 142 overtake (Thesaurus)

 

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