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English verb: overtake

1. overtake (competition) catch up with and possibly overtake

SamplesThe Rolls Royce caught us near the exit ramp.

Synonymscatch, catch up with

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Entailcompete, contend, vie

Verb groupcatch

2. overtake (motion) travel past

SamplesThe sports car passed all the trucks.

ExamplesThese cars won't overtake

Synonymsoverhaul, pass

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)advance, go on, march on, move on, pass on, progress

Narrower (hyponym)clear, get by, top

3. overtake (emotion) overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli

Synonymsovercome, overpower, overwhelm, sweep over, whelm

Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)arouse, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, kindle, provoke, raise

Narrower (hyponym)benight, clutch, devastate, get hold of, kill, knock out, lock, seize, stagger

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