overhie

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Etymology[edit]

From over- +‎ hie.

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overhie ‎(third-person singular simple present overhies, present participle overhying, simple past and past participle overhied)

  1. (chiefly Scotland) To overtake; to catch up with. [from 15th c.]
    • 1824, James Hogg, The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner:
      I disencumbered myself by main force, and fled, but he overhied me, knocked me down, and threatened, with dreadful oaths, to throw me from the cliff.