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      vb   , -takes, -taking, -took, -taken  
1      (Chiefly Brit)   to move past (another vehicle or person) travelling in the same direction  
2    tr   to pass or do better than, after catching up with  
3    tr   to come upon suddenly or unexpectedly  
night overtook him     
4    tr   to catch up with; draw level with  
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1    catch up with, do better than, draw level with, get past, leave behind, outdistance, outdo, outstrip, overhaul, pass  
2    befall, catch unprepared, come upon, engulf, happen, hit, overwhelm, strike, take by surprise  

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