Definition of 'overtake'
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What concerns me is the habit most motorcyclists have of weaving between vehicles to overtake on congested motorways. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Along the way a dog barks, a red car overtakes and the bus slows down to allow lambs to cross the road. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Classic cars regularly race ahead when it comes to luxury investments, but they could soon be overtaken by vehicles on two wheels. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Any man who spends time on two wheels will identify with his description of the adrenaline surge he feels when he is about to overtake another cyclist. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Watching a faster car overtake a slower one on a straight. The Sun (2010)YOU'RE overtaking a lorry that is overtaking another lorry. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The maker claims that it is useful for telling drivers that an emergency vehicle needs to overtake. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Local police said their car had been overtaking another vehicle at the time. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Its total sales were overtaken by another company that did not exist a few years ago. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The driver was apparently trying to overtake two vehicles. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It is understood to have swerved to avoid the overtaking car. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Each day of this breathtaking summer it seemed like one glorious performance was overtaken by another. The Sun (2012)He overtook cars on the verge of the fast lane. Times, Sunday Times (2006)And if a car were overtaking at the time? Times, Sunday Times (2012)On the opposite side of the road one car was trying to overtake another right on the corner. The Sun (2010)If rivals have moved ahead, how to catch them and overtake? Times, Sunday Times (2013) Vehicles overtook on both sides at high speed, making mirrors virtually superfluous and frequent shoulder checks imperative. Times, Sunday Times (2006)So the gap between us is still six points and they are still one of the teams we are aiming to catch and overtake. The Sun (2009)A vehicle overtaking a cyclist too closely and too fast is destabilising. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This is the season in which the Saints are finally positioned to catch and overtake their great rivals as the best in the land. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Without this wall, cyclists are protected by the law which says that a vehicle overtaking a cyclist must not come any closer than a metre. Times, Sunday Times (2012)When you are overtaking another cyclist, call out if necessary and don't cut in too sharply. Times, Sunday Times (2008)ENGLAND might have given Twenty20 to the world, but it has not taken the world long to catch up and overtake. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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Translations for 'overtake'
British English: overtake /ˌəʊvəˈteɪk/ VERB
If you overtake, you pass a moving vehicle or person because you are moving faster than they are.
He overtook at the first opportunity.
- American English: pass on road
- Arabic: يَلْحَقُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: ultrapassar
- Chinese: 超过
- Croatian: pretjecati
- Czech: předjet
- Danish: overhale
- Dutch: inhalen
- European Spanish: adelantar rebasar
- Finnish: ohittaa
- French: dépasser
- German: überholen
- Greek: προσπερνώ
- Italian: sorpassare
- Japanese: 追い越す
- Korean: 추월하다
- Norwegian: innhente
- Polish: wyminąć
- European Portuguese: ultrapassar
- Romanian: a depăși
- Russian: обгонять
- Spanish: adelantar ganar la delantera
- Swedish: köra om
- Thai: ไล่ตามทัน
- Turkish: sollamak
- Ukrainian: наздоганяти
- Vietnamese: vượt
British English: overtake VERB
If you overtake a vehicle or a person that is ahead of you and moving in the same direction, you pass them.
When he eventually overtook the last truck he pulled over to the inside lane.
Definition of overtake from the Collins English Dictionary
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