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overtake
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overtake /,ouvə'teikn/
  • ngoại động từ overtook; overtaken
    • bắt kịp, vượt
    • xảy đến bất thình lình cho (ai)
    • nội động từ
      • vượt
        • never overtake on a curve: không bao giờ được vượt ở chỗ ngoặc
      • to be overtaken in drink
        • say rượu
    Concise Dictionary
    overtaken|overtook|overtakes|overtaking‚əʊvə(r)teɪk
    verb
    +catch up with and possibly overtake
    +travel past
    +overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli

    Thesaurus Dictionary
    v.
    1 catch (up with or to), reach, draw level or even with, overhaul, gain on or upon, move by or past, pass, leave behind, outstrip, outdistance:
    The express train overtakes the local one at Amersham.
    2 come upon, seize, catch (unprepared), befall, strike, hit, overwhelm:
    The weaknesses of old age overtook the actress before she could finish writing her memoirs.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    1 (especially BrE) to go past a moving vehicle or person ahead of you because you are going faster than they are: [VN] He pulled out to overtake a truck. + [V] It's dangerous to overtake on a bend.
    2 [VN] to become greater in number, amount or importance than sth else: In the next century, nuclear energy could overtake oil as the main fuel. + We mustn't let ourselves be overtaken by our competitors. + Quinine has been overtaken by newer drugs.
    3 [VN] [often passive] if sth unpleasant overtakes a person, it unexpectedly starts to happen and to affect them: The climbers were overtaken by bad weather. + Sudden panic overtook her. + Our original plan was overtaken by events (= the situation changed very rapidly) and we had to make a new one.


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