overtook overtook  /ˌoʊ vər ˈtʊk/


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


  1. In North America, BMW overtook Mercedes for the first time.
  2. In a provocative article, an Italian medical professor argues that Pope John Paul II didn't just simply slip away as his weakness and illness overtook him in April 2005.
  3. He overtook the Nazi vanguard near the Norwegian coast, swooped down in time to see the first units of the Nazi fleet moving into Oslo Fjord.


  1. The Steve “jOBS” Biopic Will Finally Land In A Theater Near You On August 16

    We've all been waiting restlessly for the release of the jOBS biopic , starring Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs, but dismay overtook us when we heard its April release date had been pushed back. But fear not, you Jobsian fanbois, for Open Road has finally revealed that jOBS will see a nationwide release on August 16. Word comes by way of The Wrap , which got the scoop last night, and official word ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: TechCrunch

  2. NREL Highlights 2012 Utility Green Power Leaders

    NREL released its assessment of leading utility green power programs. Under these voluntary programs, residential/commercial consumers can support additional electricity production from renewable resources, such as wind and solar. Ranked by renewable energy sales, Portland General Electric overtook Austin Energy in 2012, selling largest amount of renewable energy in nation. Green power sales of ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

  3. VTB Trumps Baring Vostok in Russia Buyouts Without Raising Funds

    VTB Capital, a unit of Russia’s second-largest bank, overtook Baring Vostok Capital Partners as the country’s largest private-equity investor without ever raising money from a third party.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Bloomberg


  1. "Hamilton overtook the safety car, something that I had never seen, overtaking the medical car with yellow flags," Alonso said. "We were a meter off each other, and he finished second and I finished ninth. It's a shame, not for us because...
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Fernando Alonso Source: Malaysia Star

  2. "I think we did the right choice, staying out as long as possible for my pit stop," said Kubica, who shaved four points off of Hamilton's lead to sit 14 back in third. "The start of the race was very difficult. I overtook Nick [Heidfeld]...
    on Sep 14, 2008 By: Robert Kubica Source: GMA news.tv

  3. "I got away well but Pedrosa overtook me and I lost a lot of time," said Rossi. "Stoney was flying, then I got back up to my (starting) place, I saw him fall and then things went well for me."
    on Aug 31, 2008 By: Valentino Rossi Source: AFP

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