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synonyms for overtook

  • beat
  • befall
  • catch up with
  • engulf
  • outdistance
  • outdo
  • outstrip
  • overwhelm
  • better
  • happen
  • hit
  • overhaul
  • reach
  • strike
  • come upon
  • gain on
  • get past
  • get to
  • leave behind
  • take by surprise
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antonyms for overtook

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  • lose
  • fail
  • miss
  • fall behind
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How to use overtook in a sentence

About five miles from Monticello Harry overtook the scouting party, now on their way back to that city.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
From the moral nature of man proceeded all the evils that overtook his constitution in consequence of sin.
THE ORDINANCE OF COVENANTINGJOHN CUNNINGHAM
They had not quite gained the ridge referred to when the danger that Quentin feared overtook them.
HUNTED AND HARRIEDR.M. BALLANTYNE
They paused for a salmon dinner at Reitz's camp, where the pack train overtook and passed them, then plodded on again.
GOLD-SEEKING ON THE DALTON TRAILARTHUR R. THOMPSON
In the yard a quick step behind her overtook her, and she found herself looking into the flushed, agitated face of the new boy.
THE SUNBRIDGE GIRLS AT SIX STAR RANCHELEANOR H. (ELEANOR HODGMAN) PORTER
On the walk home that noon, Harold, as was frequently the case, overtook her.
THE SUNBRIDGE GIRLS AT SIX STAR RANCHELEANOR H. (ELEANOR HODGMAN) PORTER
The persons I met or overtook upon the road were not altogether in unison with what I must call the romance of the scene.
TRAVELS THROUGH THE SOUTH OF FRANCE AND THE INTERIOR OF PROVINCES OF PROVENCE AND LANGUEDOC IN THE YEARS 1807 AND 1808LT-COL. PINKNEY
Even Harold Day, who overtook her, found her so absorbed in her own thoughts that she was anything but her usual talkative self.
THE SUNBRIDGE GIRLS AT SIX STAR RANCHELEANOR H. (ELEANOR HODGMAN) PORTER
By three o'clock of the last day, we turned our faces towards home, and by rare luck, overtook a man who lived upon Fitz.
ALONEMARION HARLAND
His career is now stopped, and that justice and doom which overtook a Burke and a Hare are his last and only portion.
THE DIARY OF A RESURRECTIONIST, 1811-1812JAMES BLAKE BAILEY
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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