Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To reach; overtake.
- To get over.
- v. transitive To attain, reach; pass, overtake; come up with; get hold of, catch.
- v. transitive To get beyond; get over; recover from.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. obsolete To reach; to overtake; to pass.
- v. rare To get beyond; to get over or recover from.
- From Middle English overgeten, equivalent to over- + get. Cognate with Scots overget ("to overtake"). Compare Old English oferġietan ("to forget, disregard, neglect"). (Wiktionary)
“Launcelot might not overget him, he threw his sword after him, for”
“I was happy enough with my little son, and somehow I felt sure that Stephen Hatton would overget all his worries and anxieties.”
“Eh, sirs! but that's awfu '!" repeated the dame, unable to overget her astonishment.”
“He can't overget the fear: 'twas implanted in him in babyhood: and I only wish I could get that wicked girl punished as I'd punish her, for it was her work.”
“And when Sir Launcelot might not overget him, he threw his sword after him, for Sir Launcelot might go no further for bleeding; then the hermit turned again, and asked Sir Launcelot how he was hurt.”
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