• (America) IPA: /sɚˈpæs/

surpass (surpasses, present participle surpassing; past and past participle surpassed)

  1. (transitive) To go beyond, especially in a metaphoric or technical manner; to exceed.
    The former problem student surpassed his instructor's expectations and scored top marks on his examination.
    ''The heavy rains threatened to surpass the capabilities of the levee, endangering the town on the other side.
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