From Middle English overgeten, equivalent to over- + get. Cognate with Scots overget (“to overtake”). Compare Old English oferġietan (“to forget, disregard, neglect”).
overget (third-person singular simple present overgets, present participle overgetting, simple past overgot or overgat, past participle overgotten)
- (transitive) To attain, reach; pass, overtake; come up with; get hold of, catch.
- (transitive) To get beyond; get over; recover from.