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Overtaken definitions

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Overtake O`ver*take", v. t. [imp. Overtook; p. p. Overtaken; p. pr. & vb. n. Overtaking.] 1. To come up with in a course, pursuit, progress, or motion; to catch up with. Follow after the men; and when thou dost overtake them, say . . . Wherefore have ye rewarded evil for good. --Gen. xliv. 4. He had him overtaken in his flight. --Spenser. 2. To come upon from behind; to discover; to surprise; to capture; to overcome. If a man be overtaken in a fault. --Gal. vi. 1 I shall see The winged vengeance overtake such children. --Shak. 3. Hence, figuratively, in the past participle (overtaken), drunken. [Obs.] --Holland.




 


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