Part of speech: verb

To come up with by following; catch.

Part of speech: verb

To take by surprize.

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Usage examples "overtake":

  1. " I'll keep my wits about me; and if the other two can make good use of their legs, we will overtake you before long, should I manage to set them free. - "Afar in the Forest", W.H.G. Kingston.
  2. All that day they rode forward in beautiful weather, not pressing their horses, for now they were sure that Jacob Meyer, who if he followed at all must do so on foot, would never be able to overtake them. - "Benita, An African Romance", H. Rider Haggard.
  3. McTaggart did not hurry to overtake Nepeese. - "Baree, Son of Kazan", James Oliver Curwood.