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Definition of surmount verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they surmount
    he / she / it surmounts
    past simple surmounted
    -ing form surmounting
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  1. 1surmount something to deal successfully with a difficulty synonym overcome She was well aware of the difficulties that had to be surmounted.
  2. 2[usually passive] surmount something to be placed on top of something a high column surmounted by a statue
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