Meaning of OVERTAKE in English

OVERTAKE

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˌō-vər-ˈtāk ]

transitive verb

( over·took -ˈtu̇k ; over·tak·en -ˈtā-kən ; -tak·ing )

Etymology: Middle English, from over (I) + taken to take

Date: 13th century

1.

a. : to catch up with

b. : to catch up with and pass by

2. : to come upon suddenly

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.