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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 O·ver·take v. t. [imp. Overtook p. p. Overtaken p. pr. & vb. n. Overtaking.]
 1. To come up with in a race, pursuit, progress, or motion; also, to catch up with and move ahead of.
    Follow after the men; and when thou dost overtake them, say . . . Wherefore have ye rewarded evil for good.   --Gen. xliv. 4.
    He had him overtaken in his flight.   --Spenser.
 3. To come upon from behind; to discover; to surprise; to capture; to overcome.
    If a man be overtaken in a fault.   --Gal. vi. 1
 I shall see
 The winged vengeance overtake such children.   --Shak.
 4. Hence, figuratively, in the past participle (overtaken), drunken. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : going by something that is moving in order to get in front
          of it; "she drove but well but her reckless passing of
          every car on the road frightened me" [syn: passing]