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- verb Present participle of
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- noun going by something that is moving in order to get in front of it
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I learn from this that Mr Opik believes a speed limit on roads with no lighting, blind corners, and very little room for passing let alone overtaking is "idiocy with no limit".
The South Koreans made their move late, with Jin overtaking Wang on next-to-last turn and holding on.
As it was, the police, with their fine trail equipment of dogs and sleds, never did succeed in overtaking him.
Three statesmen who occupied leading positions during the World War were so deeply struck by the deprivation of human life and economic resources, by the futility of war as a social institution, and by its amorality, that they became convinced pacifists and throughout the rest of their lives spared no effort to prevent such a calamity from ever again overtaking mankind.
And they never succeeded in overtaking, so as to pass each other, though they sometimes came up very close, and then there was twilight.
Parables From Nature 1857
She babbled to him, word overtaking word and choking all together in a dust-dry throat.
Rung Ho Mundy, Talbot, 1879-1940 1914
There was something about his look that made me curious, I don't know why, and I began to walk briskly with the idea of overtaking him, when of a sudden his hat blew off and came bounding along the pavement to my feet.
The House of Souls Arthur Machen 1905
There was something about his look that made me curious, I don't know why; and I began to walk briskly, with the idea of overtaking him, when of a sudden his hat blew off, and came bounding along the pavement to my feet.
Masterpieces of Mystery In Four Volumes Mystic-Humorous Stories Joseph Lewis French 1897
I then gave up the idea of overtaking General Crook, and hastening on to Cheyenne, where the Fifth Cavalry had already arrived,
The Life of Hon William F Cody Cody, William F 1879
I then gave up the idea of overtaking General Crook, and hastened on to
The Great Salt Lake Trail Henry Inman 1868