Definition of overtake:
fall out, occur, put across, discover, hand, give-up the ghost, authorise, catch up with, grab, top, arrest, eliminate, clutch, capture, fall, return, go, hap, take place, make pass, snuff it, expire, clear, go across, go along, subdue, ensnare, sweep over, communicate, whelm, entrap, apprehend, pass on, blow over, choke, go by, get over, give, turn over, modernize, exit, happen, die, enamour, upon), grasp, have the best, fleet, becharm, flood out, beguile, surmount, get the better of, extend, fade, drop dead, clasp, master, come about, pass by, guide, perish, pass off, overhear, make it, lapse, fascinate, modernise, elapse, catch up, charm, pass away, see, comprehend, overpower, pass, slide by, view, sink, pick up, go on, trip up, reach, secure, glide by, overmaster, get, authorize, run, make up, kick the bucket, get to, draw, cash in one's chips, excrete, snatch, approach, hitch, seek, overhaul, overcome, evanesce, seize, devolve, lead, take in, go through, pop off, enamor, travel by, buy the farm, legislate, take hold of, trance, pass along, exceed, enchant, watch, get the best, gripe, lay hold of, slip by, win, slip away, captivate, entrance, overwhelm, croak, grip, go past, conk, egest, take, bewitch, defeat, catch, spend, drown, submerge, deluge, decease.
- "Fairies and Folk of Ireland", William Henry Frost.
- "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
To the north- west, at a great distance, we saw a long line of dust, and knowing it to be raised by the party, after having taken bearings and tried the point of boiling water, we descended to overtake it.- "Expedition into Central Australia", Charles Sturt.