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past tense overtook past participle overtaken
American English: /ˌoʊvərˈteɪk/
British English: /əʊvəˈteɪk/

Translation of overtake in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 (go past) he overtook the truck
    adelantó or pasó al camión
    rebasó al camión (Mexico)
    Example sentences
    • It is thought a dark-coloured Vauxhall Corsa, travelling south, overtook a line of traffic headed by a container lorry.
    • The Focus had stopped when a vehicle, travelling in the opposite direction, overtook another vehicle, which had stopped so the driver could remove an obstruction from the road.
    • He told the inquiry he was aware there was a vehicle, a Transit van, behind him which overtook the bus, passing by closely.
  • 2 (surpass)
    tomarle la delantera a
    Example sentences
    • Last year, asparagus overtook coffee as Peru's top export crop and accounted for roughly a quarter of the country's farm exports.
    • Coffee has overtaken tea as the most popular drink outside the home.
    • While chipping at the landing is still the principal means of comminution, bundling is growing rapidly and could easily overtake roadside chipping within a few years.
  • 3 (come upon unexpectedly) dusk overtook us when we were only halfway there
    se nos hizo de noche cuando apenas estábamos a mitad de camino
    events have overtaken us
    los acontecimientos se nos han adelantado

intransitive verb

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