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Definition of surpass verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[transitive, intransitive] surpass (somebody/something/yourself) (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they surpass
he / she / it surpasses
past simple surpassed
-ing form surpassing
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to do or be better than someone or something He hopes someday to surpass the world record. The success of the show surpassed all expectations. Her cooking was always good, but this time she had surpassed herself (= done better than her own high standards). scenery of surpassing beauty
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