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 pass ahead of a car in traffic.
- (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
- 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
- Turkish: sollamak (tr), geçmek (tr)
- 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
overtake (present tense overtek, past tense overtok, past participle overteke, passive infinitive overtakast, present participle overtakande, imperative overtak)
- Alternative form of overtaka