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
Russia has been climbing in the World Bank’s ease of doing business ratings, rising from 120th in 2012 to 35th in 2017, overtaking America in the ease of starting a business and enforcing contracts.
Ohio State overtook the top spot this spring and remains there, while Texas sits at No.
Zara’s founder, Amancio Ortega, recently overtook Bill Gates to become the richest man in the world.
Flint, always high on the list, overtook Detroit for the number two spot.
In a split-second, heat overtook the flavor, like hot perfume in my mouth.
After spurning opportunities to get to No. 1 in the spring and summer, Halep overtook Garbine Muguruza by reaching the final in Beijing earlier this month.
Politics overtook the world of entertainment this week, with television and movies addressing the state of affairs in Washington.
Jenkins overtook Phyllida Lloyd, who directed 2008's musical Mamma Mia!
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- 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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