überholen

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /yːbɐˈhoːlən/, [ʔyːbɐˈhoːlən], [-ˈhoːl̩n]
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German überholn. Analyzable as über- +‎ holen.

Verb[edit]

überholen (third-person singular simple present überholt, past tense überholte, past participle überholt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive or intransitive) to overtake; to pass (e.g. a vehicle, a runner)
  2. (transitive, figuratively) to excel; to become more or better than
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Etymology 2[edit]

Loan translation and/or phonetic adaptation of English overhaul.

Verb[edit]

überholen (third-person singular simple present überholt, past tense überholte, past participle überholt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to overhaul (to check, repair and/or modernize a machine)
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