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Confusing Words > overtake and take over
Does "bored" mean the same as "boring"? What's the difference between "funny" and "fun"? Here are some commonly confused English word pairs.

OVERTAKE -> pass e.g. in a vehicle


On two-lane roads, when there is a split line or a dashed line on the side of the overtaker, drivers may overtake when it is safe.

Overtaking or passing refers to a maneuver that is in effect passing vehicles traveling in the same direction.

Always check your rear view mirror before you overtake another car.


TAKE OVER -> to get control of a company by buying most of its shares


In business, a takeover is the purchase of one company by another.

The company Daniel works for has recently been taken over.

They were involved in a takeover last year.