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Synonyms for overtake
ˌoʊ vərˈteɪkover·take

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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 WordNet

  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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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. overtakeverb

    Synonyms:
    catch, come up with

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "overtake":

    exceed

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How to use overtake in a sentence?

  1. David Grayson:

    I sometimes think we expect too much of Christmas Day. We try to crowd into it the long arrears of kindliness and humanity of the whole year. As for me, I like to take my Christmas a little at a time, all through the year. And thus I drift along into the holidays--let them overtake me unexpectedly--waking up some fine morning and suddenly saying to myself Why this is Christmas Day

  2. Charles Leclerc:

    I'll have to take a lot of risks I think, even risking to crash, but at the end that's the only thing we need to do now, to try and be extreme in our overtaking because this is a track where it's basically impossible to overtake.

  3. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras:

    Europe is in a nervous crisis, will a Europe of fear and racism overtake a Europe of solidarity?

  4. Megan Neuburger:

    A repeat performance of positive growth is unlikely in 2016, since the improving economy and Affordable Care Act provided a lift that can't overtake longer-term headwinds to growth, like pressure by payors to reduce short-stays and readmissions.

  5. Orison Swett Marden:

    If we put the emphasis upon the right things, if we live the life that is worth while and then fail, we will survive all disasters, we will out-live all misfortune. We should be so well balanced and symmetrical, that nothing which could ever happen could throw us off our center, so that no matter what misfortune should overtake us, there would still be a whole magnificent man or woman left after being stripped of everything else.


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