What is another word for Overtaken?

Pronunciation: [ˌə͡ʊvətˈe͡ɪkən] (IPA)

Overtaken means being passed, beaten, or surpassed by someone or something. Some of the synonyms for overtaken include outdone, surpassed, exceeded, outclassed, outpaced, eclipsed, and topped. These words are commonly used to describe a situation where one entity has outperformed or outmaneuvered another, whether in sports, business, or personal relationships. Overtaken can also be used to describe a feeling of being overwhelmed, as if one has been swept away by a force beyond their control. In such cases, other synonyms like overshadowed, engulfed, and inundated may be more appropriate. Regardless of the context, overtaken implies a sense of defeat or powerlessness that can be difficult to overcome.

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Usage examples for Overtaken

In Stas' heart the hope entered that since Saba had Overtaken them, the pursuers might do the same.
"In Desert and Wilderness"
Henryk Sienkiewicz
After a certain time, when the battle finally ceased and only the joyful yells of the Wahimas disturbed the morning's quiet, Kali again appeared, but with a face so dejected and sad that it could be perceived even from a distance that some kind of misfortune had Overtaken him.
"In Desert and Wilderness"
Henryk Sienkiewicz
Financial disaster had Overtaken his family.
"The Greater Power"
Harold Bindloss W. Herbert Dunton

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