From Middle English overtaken, equivalent to over- + take.
overtake (third-person singular simple present overtakes, present participle overtaking, simple past overtook, past participle overtaken)
- To pass a more slowly moving object.
- 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
- (economics) To become greater than something else
- To occur unexpectedly; take by surprise; surprise and overcome; carry away
- "Our plans were overtaken by events."
to pass a more slowly moving object
- Khmer: please add this translation if you can
- Korean: 따라잡다 (ttarajapda)
- Maori: taha, hipa, poki, popoki
- Mongolian: гүйцэх (mn) (güjtseh), нөхөх (mn) (nöhöh), эзэмдэх (mn) (ezemdeh), төрөх (mn) (töröh)
- Bokmål: kjøre forbi
- Nynorsk: køyre forbi
- Portuguese: ultrapassar (pt)
- Romanian: întrece (ro), depăși (ro)
- Russian: обгоня́ть (ru) (obgonjátʹ), обогна́ть (ru) (obognátʹ)
- Spanish: rebasar (es), sobrepasar (es), adelantar (es)
- Swedish: köra om
- Thai: please add this translation if you can
- Vietnamese: please add this translation if you can
- ǃXóõ: ǃkʻqáa
to catch up with, but not pass
economics: to become greater than something else
to occur unexpectedly take by surprise; surprise and overcome