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1. overtake

verb. ['ˈoʊvɝˌteɪk'] catch up with and possibly overtake.

Synonyms

  • contend
  • catch up with
  • catch
  • vie

Antonyms

  • hire
  • extinguish
  • unclasp
  • give

Etymology

  • over- (English)
  • over- (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • take (English)
  • taken (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Overtake

  • beefsteak
  • heartache
  • homestake
  • intake
  • outtake
  • outtake
  • sweepstake
  • undertake
  • uptake

Example sentences of the word overtake


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
They sometimes overtake other flowers or plants in the area because of their aggressive growth.

2. Verb, base form
Do not plant the vine near anything it can overtake by its aggressive growth pattern.

3. Adjective
The planter will contain the roots, which might otherwise overtake surrounding plants.

Quotes containing the word overtake


1. You are entitled to know that two entities occupy your body. One of these entities is motivated by and responds to the impulse of fear. The other is motivated by and responds to the impulse of faith. Will you be guided by faith or will you allow fear to overtake you?
- Napoleon Hill, Outwitting the Devil: The Secret to Freedom and Success

2. overtake

verb. ['ˈoʊvɝˌteɪk'] travel past.

Synonyms

  • pass
  • move on
  • go on
  • clear
  • pass on
  • march on
  • get by
  • top
  • overhaul
  • advance

Antonyms

  • curse
  • bless
  • deaden
  • sedate

Etymology

  • over- (English)
  • over- (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • take (English)
  • taken (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. overtake

verb. ['ˈoʊvɝˌteɪk'] overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli.

Synonyms

  • kindle
  • seize
  • knock out
  • stagger
  • provoke
  • benight
  • get hold of
  • devastate
  • elicit
  • sweep over
  • enkindle
  • overcome
  • whelm
  • arouse
  • evoke
  • clutch
  • raise
  • lock
  • kill
  • overwhelm
  • overpower

Antonyms

  • ride
  • disarrange
  • brighten
  • succumb

Etymology

  • over- (English)
  • over- (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • take (English)
  • taken (Middle English (1100-1500))
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