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Definition of exceed verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they exceed
    he / she / it exceeds
    past simple exceeded
    -ing form exceeding
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  1. 1exceed something to be greater than a particular number or amount The price will not exceed $100. His achievements have exceeded expectations.
  2. 2exceed something to do more than the law or an order, etc. allows you to do She was exceeding the speed limit (= driving faster than is allowed). The officers had exceeded their authority. see also excess
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