to move past (another vehicle or person) travelling in the same directionHe overtook the truck and pulled into the inside lane.
to do better than (someone) after catching up with him or herChina overtook Japan to become the world's second-biggest economy.
Both sides have tried to outdo each other.
How are you ever going to top that?
His performance exceeded all expectations.
The gramophone was eclipsed by the compact disc.
He was determined to surpass the achievements of his older brothers.
In pursuing her ambition she outstripped everyone else.
get the better of,
This story outclasses anything written by her contemporaries.
He outshone all the other contestants.
go one better than (informal),
a leading civil servant who easily outdistanced her rivals for the nomination
be one up on
to come upon (someone) suddenly or unexpectedlyTragedy was about to overtake him.
A sudden flood of panic overtook me.
The flat was engulfed in flames.
The small Pacific island could be overwhelmed by rising sea levels.
She hit him hard across his left arm.
strike, , ,
He was suddenly struck with a sense of loss.
the thick black cloud of smoke that enveloped the area
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in the sense of best
in the sense of eclipse
to overshadow or surpassThe gramophone was eclipsed by the compact disc.
Video: pronunciation of 'overtake'
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Life on the edge