Overtake definitions

ō'vər-tāk'
To catch up with and, often, go beyond.
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To come upon unexpectedly or suddenly.

A sudden storm overtook us.

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To render outmoded, irrelevant, invalid, etc.

A once cutting-edge analysis now overtaken by recent events.

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To come upon unexpectedly; take by surprise.

Geopolitical strategists who were overtaken by events in southeast Asia.

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To pass a more slowly moving object.
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To catch up with, but not pass, a more slowly moving vehicle, animal etc.

"I overtook and passed the doctor between Woking and Send." 1898, H. G. Wells, The War of the Worlds.

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(economics) To become greater than something else.
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To occur unexpectedly.

"Our plans were overtaken by events."

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Origin of overtake

over- +"Ž take