AskDefine | Define overtake

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1 catch up with and possibly overtake; "The Rolls Royce caught us near the exit ramp" [syn: catch, catch up with]
2 travel past; "The sports car passed all the trucks" [syn: pass, overhaul]
3 overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli [syn: overwhelm, overpower, sweep over, whelm, overcome] [also: overtook, overtaken]

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  • a UK /ˈəʊvə(ɹ).teɪk/
  • a US /'ovəɻteɪk/


  1. To pass a slower moving object.


To pass a slower moving object

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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