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
Elsewhere, German President Angela Merkel looks likely to be reelected this fall, in spite of last year’s fears that her government would be overtaken by populism.
Most dastardly foe Oscorp owner Norman Osborn (Willem Dafoe) serves as a paternal figure to Peter, before being overtaken by a chemical drug and transformed into the malicious Green Goblin who's out to kill Spidey.
As BoxOfficeGuru.com reported, Wonder Woman overtook Suicide Squad on Tuesday, by taking $325.1M in North America so far.
Zach Kaminski won the men’s race in 15:56, overtaking Daniel Colopietro after a 4:59 first mile.
Colbert will host this year’s Emmy ceremony in September, and after a year of hard work to overtake Jimmy Fallon in the ratings, the comedian and his team would love to walk home with some statuary as well.
In his first year in office, the Philippine president ordered a drug war that killed thousands, cursed out former U.S. president Barack Obama, backed the arrest of a top critic and had a major city overtaken by Islamic State.
The ban will have run its course by then, raising a question of whether the justices will even issue a decision in the case or dismiss it because it has been overtaken by events.
The White House is laboring to prevent the Russia matter from overtaking its broader agenda, diligently rolling out a series of theme weeks, focusing on topics including infrastructure and workforce development.
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Origin and Etymology of overtake
Middle English, from 1over + taken to take
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
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
1 : to catch up with and often pass I overtook the runner ahead.
2 : to come upon or happen to suddenly or without warning 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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