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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.

Etymologies

From Middle English overgeten, equivalent to over- +‎ get. Cognate with Scots overget ("to overtake"). Compare Old English oferġietan ("to forget, disregard, neglect"). (Wiktionary)

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