overtake

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overtake(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to go past) (United Kingdom)
a. adelantar
Nick overtook the lorry on the motorway.Nick adelantó al camión en la autopista.
b. rebasar
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Juan let the car overtake him because they were tailgating him.Juan dejó que el carro lo rebasara porque se le venía pegando.
2. (to exceed)
a. superar
Colombia's economic growth overtook Argentina's.El crecimiento económico en Colombia superó el de Argentina.
b. tomar la delantera
The once tiny startup has overtaken the pharmaceutical industry.Lo que empezó como una pequeña empresa ha tomado la delantera en la industria farmacéutica.
3. (to catch up to)
a. alcanzar
Jarad made a move to overtake the leader on the last mile.Jarad hizo un movimiento para alcanzar al líder en la última milla.
4. (to surprise)
a. tomar por sorpresa
The recent financial crisis overtook even the most expert economists.La reciente crisis financiera tomó por sorpresa hasta a los economistas más expertos.
b. pillar desprevenido
A storm overtook us on the way to our camping trip.Una tormenta nos pilló desprevenidos camino a la excursión.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
5. (to drive past) (United Kingdom)
a. adelantar
You’re not allowed to overtake on this road.En esta carretera no se permite adelantar.
b. rebasar
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
If we don’t overtake, we’ll never get there.Si no rebasamos, no vamos a llegar nunca.
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overtake
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (car)
a. adelantar
2. (competitor in race)
a. rebasar
they had been overtaken by eventsse habían visto superados por los acontecimientos
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (in car) (United Kingdom)
a. adelantar
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overtake [ˌəʊvəˈteɪk] overtook (past) [ˌəʊvəˈtʊk] overtaken (participle:past) [ˌəʊvəˈteɪkən]
transitive verb
1 (pass) [+car] adelantar; rebasar; (Méx)
catch up with
[+runner] adelantar; dejar atrás; [+competition, rival] tomar la delantera a
he doesn't want to be overtaken no quiere dejarse adelantar; you can't overtake that car on the bend no puedes adelantar ese coche en la curva; we overtook a lorry near Burgos cerca de Burgos adelantamos un camión; Swift has overtaken Metmark in steel production Swift le ha tomado la delantera a Metmark en la producción de acero
2 pillar desprevenido
we have been overtaken by events los sucesos nos pillaron desprevenidos or de sorpresa
intransitive verb
(Aut) adelantar; rebasar; (Méx)
"no overtaking" "prohibido adelantar"; "prohibido rebasar"; (Méx)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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