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overtake
also: prét -took pp -taken
British English: /əʊvəˈteɪk/
American English: /ˌoʊvərˈteɪk/

Translation of overtake in French:

transitive verb

  • 3 [figurative]
    (disaster, change, misfortune) (project, country)
    (fear, surprise) (person)
    (storm) (person)
    he was overtaken by ou with fear
    il fut saisi par la peur
    utter weariness overtook me
    un complet abattement s'est emparé de moi
    [formal]
    to be overtaken by events
    être pris de vitesse
  • 4 [figurative] (take the lead over)
    (team, economy)
  • 5 (supplant)
    (problem, question)
    prendre le pas sur
    his fear was overtaken by embarrassment
    sa peur faisait place à de la gêne

intransitive verb

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