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overtake

o·ver·take

overtake

 
pronunciation:
o vr teIk
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: overtaken, overtakes, overtaking, overtook
definition 1: to catch up or come even with.
synonyms:
catch up, overhaul
similar words:
approach, catch, gain, reach, take
definition 2: to pass by after catching up with.
synonyms:
overcome, overhaul, pass
similar words:
catch up, exceed, lap, outrun, outstrip, surpass
definition 3: to befall suddenly or unexpectedly.
synonyms:
take
similar words:
befall, betide, catch, overcome, overwhelm, surprise
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