sur·pass / sərˈpas/ • v. [tr.] exceed; be greater than: prewar levels of production were surpassed in 1929. ∎ be better than: he continued to surpass me at all games. ∎ (surpass oneself) do or be better than ever before: the organist was surpassing himself. ∎ [as adj.] (surpassing) dated or poetic/lit. incomparable or outstanding: a picture of surpassing beauty. DERIVATIVES: sur·pass·a·ble adj. sur·pass·ing·ly adv.
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