overtaken

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past participle of to overtake
overtaken by events
was overwhelmed by the events, was passed by the occurrences
overtake
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.

overtake
To occur unexpectedly

Our plans were overtaken by events..

overtake
To pass a more slowly moving object
overtake
To become greater than something else
overtake
{f} catch up to; pass; surpass; come upon suddenly, attack suddenly
overtake
{v} to come up with, to catch
overtake
catch up with and possibly overtake; "The Rolls Royce caught us near the exit ramp"
overtake
To come up with in a course, pursuit, progress, or motion; to catch up with
overtake
catch up with and possibly overtake; "The Rolls Royce caught us near the exit ramp
overtake
If you overtake a vehicle or a person that is ahead of you and moving in the same direction, you pass them. When he eventually overtook the last truck he pulled over to the inside lane The red car was pulling out ready to overtake
overtake
If a feeling overtakes you, it affects you very strongly. Something like panic overtook me = overwhelm
overtake
If an event overtakes you, it happens unexpectedly or suddenly. Tragedy was shortly to overtake him, however. = befall
overtake
travel past; "The sports car passed all the trucks"
overtake
overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
overtake
Hence, figuratively, in the past participle (overtaken), drunken
overtake
If someone or something overtakes a competitor, they become more successful than them. Sales are booming in Japan, which has overtaken Britain as the Mini's biggest market
overtake
To come upon from behind; to discover; to surprise; to capture; to overcome
overtaken

    Türkische aussprache

    ōvırteykın

    Aussprache

    /ˈōvərˌtākən/ /ˈoʊvɜrˌteɪkən/

    Etymologie

    [ "O-v&r-'tAk ] (transitive verb.) 13th century. Middle English, from 1over + taken to take.

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