overtake overtake  /ˈoʊ vər ˌteɪk/


  1. (v) catch up with and possibly overtake
  2. (v) travel past
  3. (v) overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli


  1. It seemed reasonable to think the Soviets might someday overtake the West.
  2. Toyota is on pace to overtake troubled General Motors as the world's largest automaker by 2010.
  3. It appears numerically impossible for her to overtake his lead among elected delegates.


  1. Gartner: Apple to overtake Microsoft in total OS sales in 2015

    Sales of devices based on Apple's Mac OS and iOS will overtake sales of al of Microsoft's OSes...
    on June 26, 2013     Source: MacDailyNews

  2. Apple OSes to overtake Windows in 2015, says Gartner

    Sales of devices based on Apple's Mac OS and iOS will overtake those of products running all flavors of Windows in 2015, a Gartner analyst predicted Monday.        
    on June 25, 2013     Source: TechWorld

  3. The Tablet Will Overtake the PC Sooner Than You Think

    In just two years, the tablet could easily overtake the PC in worldwide unit sales. Which platform will win out?        
    on June 25, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool


  1. "All I want to do now is put this matter behind me and get on with what we drivers do best: racing each other. We're racers, we're naturally competitive, and we love to overtake," Hamilton added. "Overtaking is difficult, and it feels great...
    on Sep 23, 2008 By: Lewis Hamilton Source: CNN International

  2. "It was an interesting fight with Jenson but all I could do is try to not give him a possibility to overtake," said Schumacher, who has won six times in the past at the track in the hills north of Barcelona. "In the end the gap to the front...
    on May 10, 2010 By: Michael Schumacher Source: Rediff

  3. "We are leading the championship but its inevitable they will overtake us if we keep going like this," said Button. "I've lost 15 points to Webber over the last three races and that's massive. It's five points a race. He will be in front of...
    on Jul 27, 2009 By: Jenson Button Source: BBC News

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