v. 超过; 赶上; （不愉快的事情）突然发生; （使）难以承受
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...
The red car was pulling out ready to overtake.
If someone or something overtakes a competitor, they become more successful than them.
It's the first time at these games that the Americans have overtaken the Cubans...
Lung cancer has now overtaken breast cancer as a cause of death for women in the US...
If an event overtakes you, it happens unexpectedly or suddenly.
Tragedy was shortly to overtake him, however.
If a feeling overtakes you, it affects you very strongly.
Something like panic overtook me...
From the moment Edward had told her of the escape attempt, she had been overtaken by a sense of impending doom.
1. catch up with and possibly overtake;
2. travel past;
3. overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
We know instinctively, just as bookeepers with their bees that misfortune might overtake us if the important events of our lives were not related to it.
Compare with, learn from and overtake the advanced and help those who are less advanced.
The car pulled out to overtake the lorry.
But death did not overtake the sons of Korah.
Fashion is gentility running away from vulgarity, and afraid of being overtake.