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Synonyms for overtake
ˌoʊ vərˈteɪkover·take

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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. overtake

    To catch is to come up with or take possession of something departing, fugitive, or illusive. We catch a runaway horse, a flying ball, a mouse in a trap. We clutch with a swift, tenacious movement of the fingers; we grasp with a firm but moderate closure of the whole hand; we grip or gripe with the strongest muscular closure of the whole hand possible to exert. We clasp in the arms. We snatch with a quick, sudden, and usually a surprising motion. In the figurative sense, catch is used of any act that brings a person or thing into our power or possession; as, to catch a criminal in the act; to catch an idea, in the sense of apprehend or comprehend. Compare ARREST.

    Synonyms:
    apprehend, capture, catch, clasp, clutch, comprehend, discover, ensnare, entrap, grasp, grip, gripe, lay hold of (on, upon), secure, seize, snatch, take, take hold of

    Antonyms:
    fail of, fall short of, give up, let go, lose, miss, release, restore, throw aside, throw away

    Preposition:
    To catch at a straw; to catch a fugitive by the collar; to catch a ball with the left hand; he caught the disease from the patient; the thief was caught in the act; the bird in the snare.

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. overtake, catch, catch up withverb

    catch up with and possibly overtake

    "The Rolls Royce caught us near the exit ramp"

    Synonyms:
    hitch, take in, overwhelm, make up, capture, beguile, get, sweep over, whelm, trip up, captivate, view, arrest, enamour, trance, fascinate, enamor, see, becharm, catch up with, watch, overhaul, pass, entrance, enchant, charm, pick up, overhear, catch, grab, overpower, overcome, take hold of, bewitch

  2. pass, overtake, overhaulverb

    travel past

    "The sports car passed all the trucks"

    Synonyms:
    run, catch, perish, elapse, go past, make pass, lead, top, put across, go by, draw, evanesce, occur, die, overwhelm, overcome, turn over, go, spend, slide by, fade, hand, modernize, legislate, happen, egest, catch up with, authorise, exceed, fleet, pass away, slip away, drop dead, overstep, transcend, make it, authorize, modernise, overpower, devolve, cash in one's chips, kick the bucket, whelm, give, fall out, hap, slip by, go on, sink, eliminate, croak, lapse, pass off, give-up the ghost, return, blow over, take place, expire, overhaul, sweep over, go through, reach, communicate, come about, choke, pop off, go across, travel by, glide by, extend, decease, fall, pass, pass by, clear, exit, conk, excrete, buy the farm, pass along, snuff it, go along, surpass, guide, pass on

  3. overwhelm, overpower, sweep over, whelm, overcome, overtakeverb

    overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli

    Synonyms:
    surmount, catch up with, submerge, deluge, overmaster, overwhelm, overhaul, drown, overcome, get the best, catch, overpower, whelm, defeat, pass, get the better of, master, flood out, sweep over, have the best, get over, subdue

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  1. overtakeverb

    Synonyms:
    catch, come up with

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "overtake":

    exceed

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How to use overtake in a sentence?

  1. Fabio Meneghella:

    When life will go over itself, reality will overtake dreams.

  2. Bobby Jindal:

    You can call them whatever term you want but absolutely there are neighborhoods where we have communities of people that don't want to integrate, don't want to assimilate, they're actually going in there to colonize, to overtake the culture. That's what's going to happen in America if we're not careful.

  3. Helane Becker:

    They started as an overnight letter company. But even before there was email, Fred Smith correctly surmised that fax would overtake the overnight letter, you have to admire the tenacity with which Fred Smith's continued to stay ahead of the curve.

  4. Spaniard Fernando Alonso:

    If you overtake cars at the start, or you start in front of them because of penalties, they will pass you on lap one so it's even more frustrating, nothing has changed. We will try to do our race, to learn things on the car and finish as high up as possible. It's not the best situation, but unfortunately it is the way it is at the moment because we are not competitive at all.

  5. Sebastian Vettel:

    Our straightline speed is good and that makes me fairly confident for the race as this is a place where you can overtake, i feel we're quicker than the cars in front, so we'll see how it pans out.


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