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overtake

US [ˌoʊvərˈteɪk]
UK [ˌəʊvə(r)ˈteɪk]
  • v.超过;赶上;(在数量或重要性方面)大于;(不愉快的事情)突然发生
  • Web追上;超车;压倒
Past Tense:overtook  Past Participle:overtaken  Present Participle:overtaking  Simple Present:overtakes  
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v.
1.
[t][i]
~ (sb/sth)
超过;赶上to go past a moving vehicle or person ahead of you because you are going faster than they are
He pulled out to overtake a truck.
他驶出车流,以超过一辆卡车。
It's dangerous to overtake on a bend.
在弯道强行超车是危险的。
2.
[t]
~ sb/sth
(在数量或重要性方面)大于,超过to become greater in number, amount or importance than sth else
Nuclear energy may overtake oil as the main fuel.
核能可能会超过石油成为主要燃料。
We mustn't let ourselves be overtaken by our competitors.
我们决不能让竞争对手超过我们。
3.
[t][oftpass]
~ sb/sth
(不愉快的事情)突然发生,突然降临if sth unpleasantovertakes a person, it unexpectedly starts to happen and to affect them
The climbers were overtaken by bad weather.
登山者突然遭遇了恶劣天气。
Sudden panic overtook her.
她突然感到一阵恐慌。
Our original plan was overtaken by events(= the situation changed very rapidly) and we had to make a new one.
我们原来的计划没赶上变化,只好再订一个新的。

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