Example sentences for: overtake

How can you use “overtake” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • It's not true that whoever gets a head start always dominates the market--if a company has a small head start but offers a clearly inferior product or has clearly higher costs, rivals can and will overtake it.

  • By 1997, many meetings, industry conventions, threatening phone calls, and transcontinental flights later, Wolff flees from his creditors and the crocodile swamp of deals and venture capital and legal disputes as competitors overtake his flimsy concept.

  • The Wall Street Journal reports that the chief economist of the Conference Board says next year, Europe could overtake the U.S. as the world's strongest economy.

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