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Definition 1: catch up with and possibly overtake - [verb of competition]

Samples where overtake or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The Rolls Royce caught us near the exit ramp

Synonyms for overtake in the sense of this definition

(overtake implies ...) compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others

(overtake has a similar meaning as ...) reach in time

"I have to catch a train at 7 o'clock"

Definition 2: overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli - [verb of emotion]

Synonyms for overtake in the sense of this definition

(overtake is a kind of ...) call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

"arouse pity" "raise a smile" "evoke sympathy"

(... is a kind of overtake ) overwhelm or overpower

"He was devastated by his grief when his son died"

(... is a kind of overtake ) affect

"Fear seized the prisoners" "The patient was seized with unbearable pains" "He was seized with a dreadful disease"

(... is a kind of overtake ) overwhelm with hilarity, pleasure, or admiration

"The comedian was so funny, he was killing me!"

(... is a kind of overtake ) overtake with darkness or night

(... is a kind of overtake ) overwhelm with admiration

"All the guys were knocked out by her charm"

(... is a kind of overtake ) astound or overwhelm, as with shock

"She was staggered with bills after she tried to rebuild her house following the earthquake"

(... is a kind of overtake ) hold fast (in a certain state)

"He was locked in a laughing fit"

Definition 3: travel past - [verb of motion]

Samples where overtake or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The sports car passed all the trucks

Synonyms for overtake in the sense of this definition

(overtake is a kind of ...) move forward, also in the metaphorical sense

"Time marches on"

(... is a kind of overtake ) pass or move in front of

"Bride's Biscuit got by the other dogs to win the race"

(... is a kind of overtake ) pass by, over, or under without making contact

"the balloon cleared the tree tops"

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