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English definition of “overtake”

overtake

verb [T]
 
 
/ˌəʊvəˈteɪk/ (overtook, overtaken)
to grow, develop, or progress more quickly than something else: Our US sales have now overtaken our sales in Europe. Plastic soon overtook cash as Britain's most popular method of payment.
(Definition of overtake from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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