Translation of "overtake" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /ˌəʊ·vəˈteɪk/ us /ˌoʊ·vərˈteɪk/ present participle overtaking, past tense overtook, past participle overtaken

to become greater in amount or importance than something else

superar (en número o en importancia)
Will electronic books overtake printed books?

mainly UK to go past a car or person that is going in the same direction

Never overtake on a bend.

(Translation of “overtake” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /əuvəˈteik/ (past tense overtook /-ˈtuk/, past participle overtaken)

to pass (a car etc) while driving etc

He overtook a police car.

(Translation of “overtake” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)