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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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