Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of overtake.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. going by something that is moving in order to get in front of it

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Examples

  • I learn from this that Mr Opik believes a speed limit on roads with no lighting, blind corners, and very little room for passing let alone overtaking is "idiocy with no limit".

    Read Lembit Opik's Daily Sport columns online

  • The South Koreans made their move late, with Jin overtaking Wang on next-to-last turn and holding on.

    USATODAY.com - Jin wins 1,000-meters for her second gold in Torino

  • As it was, the police, with their fine trail equipment of dogs and sleds, never did succeed in overtaking him.

    PLUCK AND PERTINACITY

  • Three statesmen who occupied leading positions during the World War were so deeply struck by the deprivation of human life and economic resources, by the futility of war as a social institution, and by its amorality, that they became convinced pacifists and throughout the rest of their lives spared no effort to prevent such a calamity from ever again overtaking mankind.

    The Nobel Peace Prize 1937 - Presentation Speech

  • And they never succeeded in overtaking, so as to pass each other, though they sometimes came up very close, and then there was twilight.

    Parables From Nature

  • She babbled to him, word overtaking word and choking all together in a dust-dry throat.

    Rung Ho

  • There was something about his look that made me curious, I don't know why, and I began to walk briskly with the idea of overtaking him, when of a sudden his hat blew off and came bounding along the pavement to my feet.

    The House of Souls

  • There was something about his look that made me curious, I don't know why; and I began to walk briskly, with the idea of overtaking him, when of a sudden his hat blew off, and came bounding along the pavement to my feet.

    Masterpieces of Mystery In Four Volumes Mystic-Humorous Stories

  • I then gave up the idea of overtaking General Crook, and hastening on to Cheyenne, where the Fifth Cavalry had already arrived,

    The Life of Hon William F Cody

  • I then gave up the idea of overtaking General Crook, and hastened on to

    The Great Salt Lake Trail

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