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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To catch up with in some course, rivalry, or task.

Usage examples (38)
  • Verb (used with object) : By taking a cab to the next town, we managed to overtake and board the train. ,He overtook the leader three laps from the finish....
  • Verb (used without object) : Never overtake on a curve
  • One thing is certain: for the speaker this encounter with the urn is full of surprise, and what he has seen has "overtaken" his mind.
  • Ms Hudson went on to say that Britain had been "overtaken" by President Obama's vision. for more
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