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Synonyms for overtake
ˌoʊ vərˈteɪk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. overtake, catch, catch up with(verb)

    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, overhaul(verb)

    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, overtake(verb)

    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

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.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. overtake(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    catch, come up with

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    exceed

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