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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishovertooko‧ver‧took /ˌəʊvəˈtʊk $ ˌoʊvər-/ verb  x-refthe past tense of overtake
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overtookThorngumbald was once renowned for its Agriculture and Flower Show until costs and age overtook its original helpers.The erosion of consensus politics overtook local government as it did many other areas of public life.This had all the makings of another long-running acrimonious dispute, when again wider political events quite unexpectedly overtook the controversy.In the reign of Boris Goldgather a great disaster overtook the Empire.There was a trickle of traffic, now, and she overtook the sleepy drivers with an almost reckless haste.Ollokot overtook them and joined a group of warriors in resisting Captain Benteen's attempt to outflank the fleeing families.Before sleep overtook us, we reflected on our last few days' climbing.
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