Retake vs Overtake - What's the difference?

retake | overtake |


As verbs the difference between retake and overtake

is that retake is to take something again while overtake is to pass a more slowly moving object.

As a noun retake

is a scene that is filmed again, or a picture that is photographed again.

retake

English

Verb

  • to take something again
  • to take something back
  • to capture or occupy somewhere again
  • :The army tried repeatedly to retake the fort they had been driven from.
  • to photograph or film again
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • a scene that is filmed again, or a picture that is photographed again
  • overtake

    English

    Verb

  • To pass a more slowly moving object.
  • To catch up with, but not pass, a more slowly moving vehicle, animal etc.
  • "I overtook' and passed the doctor between Woking and Send." '''1898 ,
  • (economics) To become greater than something else
  • To occur unexpectedly
  • "Our plans were overtaken by events."

    See also

    * Not to be confused with (take over).