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The Oxford Dictionary lists the word overtake as a verb only, however I commonly see that it is also used as a noun. For example, this article on BBC does several times.

Hamilton produced an overtake that will go down...

Is it OK to use it as a noun or should I use "overtaking" instead?

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    If the BBC uses it... Well, word classes in English can be fairly flexible, though it is more common to use a noun as a verb, the opposite is perfectly possible. If you want to avoid this, use eg overtaking manoeuvre. – Oliver Mason Jun 29 '18 at 16:01
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    I do not recognise it as idiomatic in Britain, though I'm not an aficionado of motor racing. – WS2 Jun 29 '18 at 16:31
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    I agree with WS2. It sounds awful to my British ears and I would only expect it used by someone who has English as a second language. But like "an assist" it will probably fall into common usage in a few more years and we'll all get used to it. – JonLarby Jun 29 '18 at 16:39
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Overtaking is the noun form of the verb overtake:

an act or the process of moving past another vehicle or person travelling in the same direction - Overtaking on a bend is dangerous. One in ten failed to recognise signs for no overtaking or the national speed limit.

I could find a few usage instances of overtake as a noun, but they appear to be quite rare:

From A collection of technical papers:AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, New Orleans, LA, August 11-13, 1997 -

  • An overtake occurs when one aircraft passes alongside, over, or under another aircraft sharing the same trajectory segment. Overtakes in the terminal area are...

From Report of Department of Transportation Air Traffic Control Advisory Committee United States. Dept. of Transportation. Air Traffic Control Advisory Committee 1970:

The current surveillance system in capable of determining when an overtake might occur with sufficient accuracy and in sufficient time so that an approach wave- off ...

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