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Meaning of OVERTAKE

Pronunciation:  `owvur'teyk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  catch up with and possibly overtake; "The Rolls Royce caught us near the exit ramp"
  2. [v]  overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
  3. [v]  travel past, as of a vehicle; "The sports car passed all the trucks"

OVERTAKE is a 8 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: catch, catch up with, overcome, overhaul, overpower, overwhelm, pass, sweep over, whelm
 See Also: advance, arouse, benight, clear, clutch, compete, contend, devastate, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, get by, get hold of, go on, kill, kindle, knock out, lock, march on, move on, pass on, progress, provoke, raise, seize, stagger, top, vie



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\O`ver*take"\, v. t. [imp. {Overtook}; p. p.
{Overtaken}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overtaking}.]
1. To come up with in a course, pursuit, progress, or motion;
   to catch up with.

         Follow after the men; and when thou dost overtake
         them, say . . . Wherefore have ye rewarded evil for
         good.                                 --Gen. xliv.

         He had him overtaken in his flight.   --Spenser.

2. To come upon from behind; to discover; to surprise; to
   capture; to overcome.

         If a man be overtaken in a fault.     --Gal. vi. 1

         I shall see The winged vengeance overtake such
         children.                             --Shak.

3. Hence, figuratively, in the past participle (overtaken),
   drunken. [Obs.] --Holland.

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