Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb overtake

3 senses of overtake

Sense 1
overtake, catch, catch up with -- (catch up with and possibly overtake; "The Rolls Royce caught us near the exit ramp")

Sense 2
pass, overtake, overhaul -- (travel past; "The sports car passed all the trucks")
       => advance, progress, pass on, move on, march on, go on -- (move forward, also in the metaphorical sense; "Time marches on")

Sense 3
overwhelm, overpower, sweep over, whelm, overcome, overtake -- (overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli)
       => arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke -- (call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy")

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