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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English overtaken, equivalent to over- +‎ take.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈəʊvə(ɹ).teɪk/
  • (US) IPA(key): /oʊvɚˈteɪk/
  • Rhymes: -eɪk
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VerbEdit

overtake (third-person singular simple present overtakes, present participle overtaking, simple past overtook, past participle overtaken)

  1. To pass a more slowly moving object or entity.
    The racehorse overtook the lead pack on the last turn.
    The car was so slow we were overtaken by a bus.
  2. (economics) To become greater than something else
  3. To occur unexpectedly; take by surprise; surprise and overcome; carry away
    Our plans were overtaken by events.

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

VerbEdit

overtake (present tense overtek, past tense overtok, past participle overteke, passive infinitive overtakast, present participle overtakande, imperative overtak)

  1. Alternative form of overtaka