overtaken by events

Definition of overtaken by events

  1. :  forced to be changed because of something that has suddenly and unexpectedly happened The original date for the meeting was overtaken by events and had to be changed.

Word by Word Definitions

overtakeplay overtaken
  1. :  to catch up with

    :  to catch up with and pass by

    :  to come upon suddenly

eventplay events
  1. :  outcome

    :  the final outcome or determination of a legal action

    :  a postulated outcome, condition, or eventuality

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to criticize severely

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