Definitions for: Overtake

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

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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

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