First California and then Texas overtook New York in population.
Half of Egyptians live on less than $2 per day; average incomes in China overtook Egypt long ago.
They thought the heir had been overtook by a fit of passion, and might have done the mischief in it.
He had started on the return journey, and was only a mile from Yuin when we overtook him.
There was a sudden silence that overtook everyone as they saw what was happening.
Then he galloped down the trail, and overtook her at the Point o' Rocks.
Between Musselburgh and Tranent he overtook one of his own people.
He sprang to his feet, bolted out, and overtook her at once.
As the boys walked to the house they overtook Hugh and put this question to him.
Mukhorty overtook them, and struck his hoofs against the back of the sledge in front of them.
"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."