Examples of overtake in a Sentence
She overtook the other runners and went on to win the race.
The sign says “No Overtaking.”
Seasickness can overtake passengers when the ship encounters a storm.
Recent Examples of overtake from the Web
Now, the public space, bordered by Walnut and Locust Streets, between Fourth and Fifth Streets, is dominated by weeds that have overtaken flower beds and pop up between the bricks in the walkways.
Beck’s flair for conspiratorial, right-wing rants were largely seen as a precursor to the Trumpism that has overtaken conservatism in recent years.
This is a cap to the veritable bottomless well of relief pitching that has overtaken the game.
But in the ways that matter for an elite player — the feel of a layout and the understanding of its nuances — the Shinnecock Hills course is largely a stranger to the young golfers who have overtaken most of the top spots in the world rankings.
Besides understandable fear, gun sales increase because people know the insanity of this nation’s lax gun laws can’t survive beyond this presidency and the right-wing zealotry that overtook he country in 2016.
When complete, the studio will be Canada’s biggest production complex, overtaking Canadian Motion Picture Park Studios in Burnaby, British Columbia.
In fact, two of the bright spots in the PC market have been shipments of either Chromebooks or Macs (with Chromebooks even overtaking Macs in shipments during one quarter in 2016).
With her Bernie Sanders-esque platform, Eastman ultimately overtook party establishment-pick Ashford in a shocking upset and in November will face incumbent Rep. Don Bacon (R), who is slightly favored in a tough race.
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OVERTAKE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of overtake for English Language Learners
: to move up to and past (someone or something that is in front of you) by moving faster
: to go past another vehicle that is moving more slowly in the same direction
: to happen to or affect (someone) in a sudden and unexpected way
OVERTAKE Defined for Kids
Definition of overtake for Students
- I overtook the runner ahead.
- One night we were overtaken by a snow-storm while still a mile from the village …
- —Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee
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