overtake vs take over : Common Errors in English

About overtake vs take over

When you catch up with the runners ahead of you in a marathon, you overtake them; but when you seize power, you take over the government.

overtake Meaning(s)

  • (v) catch up with and possibly overtake
  • (v) travel past
  • (v) overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli

take over Meaning(s)

  • (v) seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession
  • (v) take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities
  • (v) free someone temporarily from his or her obligations
  • (v) take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person
  • (v) take over ownership of; of corporations and companies
  • (v) do over
  • (v) take up and practice as one's own
  • (v) take up, as of debts or payments

overtake in News

  1. Media companies' digital revenues will overtake traditional revenues by 2015

    In the news release, Media companies' digital revenues will overtake traditional revenues by 2015, issued 11-Jun-2013 by Ernst & Young over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the first paragraph hyperlink to the report was not working. The link has been corrected in the...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: PR Newswire

  2. The secret to bringing down India’s birth rate: get more women to watch soap operas

    India’s population will overtake China’s by 2021, putting a huge strain on resources and public services. And though the country’s overall birth rate has fallen a lot, it’s still explosive in rural areas (pdf). ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Quartz via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Falcon Cam Shows Peregrine Overtake Downhill Mountain Bike Champ [Video]

    A falcon cam captured the peregrine falcon’s eye view of the race between downhill mountain biking champion Gee Atherton and the world’s fastest bird. That video was posted online Tuesday, so check it out below. The first video of the staged race between man and bird was posted Thursday on the Redbull channel. It quickly [...] Falcon Cam Shows Peregrine Overtake Downhill Mountain Bike Champ ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Inquisitr

take over in News

  1. Morning take: Will Tebow distract Brady?

    Here are the most interesting stories Thursday in the AFC East: New England Patriots starting quarterback Tom Brady says backup Tim Tebow will not distract him. Morning take: That’s one reason why the Patriots thought they could bring in Tebow-mania. Brady is the unquestioned starter regardless of what happens on the field, and there will be no push for Tebow to take over. New York Jets receiver ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: ESPN Blogs

  2. Royalty wants appeal over Elan bid heard next week

    DUBLIN (Reuters) - U.S.-based Royalty Pharma sought to have an appeal heard next week over conditions attached to its hostile bid for Irish drug firm Elan that threaten to scupper the $8 billion deal. Royalty received a blow in its battle to take over Elan last week when Ireland's Takeover Panel ruled that the investment firm could not revise the terms of its offer, meaning it could become null ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Firefighters take over Back to School Expo in Meriden

    Larry Pelletier, director of Beat the Street Community Center, (right) meets with city firefighters and City Councilor Kevin Scarpati at the Pratt Street Fire Station to talk about the Back to School Expo Monday, June 10. The Meriden Fire Department Local 1148 has decided to take over the backpack giveway after Pelletier stepped down from the position last year.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: The Record-Journal

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