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.
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
a scene that is filmed again, or a picture that is photographed again
To pass a more slowly moving object.
To catch up with, but not pass, a more slowly moving vehicle, animal etc.
(economics) To become greater than something else
To occur unexpectedly
- "I overtook' and passed the doctor between Woking and Send." '''1898 ,
- "Our plans were overtaken by events."
* Not to be confused with (take over).