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overtake

verb
 
 
/ˌəʊvəˈteɪk/ ( past tense overtook, past participle overtaken)
MORE SUCCESSFUL [T] to become more successful than someone or something else: Tobacco has overtaken coffee to become the country's leading export.Surpassing in quality or number
GO PAST [I, T] B2 to go past a vehicle or person that is going in the same direction: It's dangerous to overtake on a bend.Driving and operating road vehicles
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