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- v. To attain, reach; pass, overtake; come up with; get hold of, catch.
- v. To get beyond; get over; recover from.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To reach; to overtake; to pass.
- transitive v. To get beyond; to get over or recover from.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To reach; overtake.
- To get over.
From Middle English overgeten, equivalent to over- + get. Cognate with Scots overget ("to overtake"). Compare Old English oferġietan ("to forget, disregard, neglect"). (Wiktionary)