Uganda has intervened on the side of the Government of South Sudan, including providing air support to overtake opposition forces.
If the recount would have continued on Dec. 9, Gore would not have picked up enough overvotes to overtake Bush.
That gave Keller two days, but not enough to overtake Thomson.
Hint Fiction is not trying to overtake other forms of literature.
After the debt-limit fight of late July, the jobs message will also overtake the media narrative.
The Dresden, the fastest, proved too speedy a vessel to overtake.
The people with the cart could not overtake me, and I returned.
I am now happy, if by my death, as by my life, I can avert from her evil that otherwise might overtake her.
If I wanted such a fate to overtake him I should only have to let him alone.
I saw Charley shoot down one in very good style, and then pursue another which he had made up his mind to overtake.
"to come up to, to catch in pursuit," early 13c., from over- + take (v.). According to OED, originally "the running down and catching of a fugitive or beast of chase"; it finds the sense of over- in this word "not so clear." Related: Overtaken; overtaking. Old English had oferniman "to take away, carry off, seize, ravish."