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OVERTA'KE, verb transitive

1. To come up with in a course, pursuit, progress or motion; to catch.

The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake Exodus 15:9.

2. To come upon; to fall on afterwards. Vengeance shall overtake the wicked.

3. To take by surprise.

Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye who are spiritual, restore such one in the spirit of meekness. Galatians 6:1.