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Verb: overtake (overtook,overtaken)  ,ow-vu(r)'teyk
  1. Catch up with and possibly overtake
    "The Rolls Royce overtook us near the exit ramp";
    - catch, catch up with
  2. Travel past
    "The sports car overtook all the trucks";
    - pass, overhaul
  3. Become filled with uncontrollable emotion or too much sensory input
    - overwhelm, overpower, sweep over, overcome

Derived forms: overtook, overtaking, overtakes, overtaken

Type of: advance, arouse, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, go on, kindle, march on, move on, pass on, progress, provoke, raise

Encyclopedia: Overtake