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
As of this weekend, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Black Panther has overtaken Titanic’s $659 million total, the Marvel movie’s $665 million domestic total (at time of publication) bringing it into third place.
Actual output from clean energy sources accounted for just 12 percent of electricity production, illustrating the gap that needs to be bridged before clean energy can overtake fossil fuels.
The defense argues that Yoselyn fell into a psychotic depressive episode that coincided with Jesus’s arrival, culminating in auditory hallucinations that overtook her conscious mind.
The current rules were designed to limit carbon emissions and pollution from transportation, which has overtaken the power sector to become America’s biggest climate problem and remains the largest source of air pollution.
The Ramblers were the antithesis of the recruiting revolving door, just passing through, one-and-done zeitgeist that has overtaken the college game.
Even Byron Allen couldn’t have predicted the perfect storm of demographics, inept politicians, charismatic kids and engaged media that has overtaken the nation.
Dockless bicycles, those ubiquitous two-wheelers that have overtaken downtown San Diego, have been declared a public nuisance in Coronado.
The public is disgusted by the bickering and backbiting that has seemingly overtaken real debate and problem-solving.
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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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