overtaken overtaken  /ˈoʊ vər ˌteɪ kən/

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  1. In some measures, women have overtaken men for the first time.
  2. The Serbian delegation filed a protest, but frame-by-frame photos of the finish confirmed the undeniable Phelps had overtaken Cavic with that one amazing lunge for the wall.
  3. Now Somalia has overtaken Nigeria as a piracy problem spot, as it claims the title of Ultimate Failed State.

News

  1. Cisco overtakes IBM as top cloud hardware provider, research firm says

    Cisco has overtaken IBM as the leading provider of infrastructure for cloud computing, analysts at Synergy Research reported today. read more
    on June 12, 2013     Source: IT World

  2. Cisco overtakes IBM as top cloud hardware provider

    Cisco has overtaken IBM as the leading provider of infrastructure for cloud computing, analysts at Synergy Research report.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: InfoWorld

  3. Cisco overtakes IBM as top cloud hardware provider, researchers say

    Cisco has overtaken IBM as the leading provider of infrastructure for cloud computing, analysts at Synergy Research reported today.        
    on June 11, 2013     Source: TechWorld

Quotes

  1. "From a proliferation perspective, the fact of the matter is that one of the purposes of suspension - keeping them from getting the knowledge - has been overtaken by events," Mr ElBaradei said.
    on May 15, 2007 By: Mohamed ElBaradei Source: BBC News

  2. "I've dreamed about playing well in (Madison Square Garden) and it's overtaken of how I could ever dream about," James said. "To get a standing ovation in the greatest basketball arena in the world, it was a dream come true for me."
    on Mar 6, 2008 By: LeBron James Source: HoopsWorld

  3. "We finished fourth last season, but we have overtaken Chelsea and Arsenal and even though everyone at the club understands that it's not over yet by a long way, at the moment it looks like it is going to be us and Manchester United for the...
    on Feb 19, 2009 By: Jamie Carragher Source: Herald.ie

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