Definitions for: Surpass


[v] be or do something to a greater degree; "her performance surpasses that of any other student I know"; "She outdoes all other athletes"; "This exceeds all my expectations"
[v] pass by; "A black limousine passed by when she looked out the window"; "He passed his professor in the hall"; "One line of soldiers surpassed the other"
[v] go beyond; "Their loyalty exceeds their national bonds"
[v] distinguish oneself; "She excelled in math"



Webster (1913) Definition: Sur*pass", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Surpassed; p. pr. &
vb. n. Surpassing.] [F. surpasser; sur over + passer to
pass. See Sur-, and Pass.]
To go beyond in anything good or bad; to exceed; to excel.

This would surpass Common revenge and interrupt his
joy. --Milton.

Syn: To exceed; excel; outdo; outstrip.

Synonyms: exceed, exceed, excel, go by, go past, outdo, outgo, outmatch, outstrip, pass, pass by, stand out, surmount, transcend, travel by

See Also: beat, beat out, better, break, circumvent, crush, eclipse, excel at, fly by, go, go past, locomote, move, outbrave, outcry, outdraw, outfox, outgrow, out-herod, outmarch, outpace, outrange, outrank, outroar, outsail, outsell, outshine, outshout, outsmart, outwear, outweigh, outwit, overreach, overshadow, overstep, pass, rank, run by, shame, shell, shine at, skirt, top, travel, trounce, vanquish, whisk by, zip by

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