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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To come or catch up with in pursuit or motion.

Usage examples (36)
  • 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
  • Huon de Domville's displeasure, when the word overtook him, would be vented elsewhere.
  • And lo, as it reached the middle of the glade, the dogs that followed the stag overtook it and brought it down. for more
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