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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Surpass \Sur*pass"\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Surpassed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Surpassing}.] [F. surpasser; sur over + passer to pass. See {Sur-}, and {Pass}.] To go beyond in anything good or bad; to perform (an activity) better than; to exceed; to excel.

This would surpass Common revenge and interrupt his joy. --Milton.

Syn: To exceed; excel; outdo; outstrip.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

surpass

verb

1: distinguish oneself; "She excelled in math" [syn: {excel}, {stand out}, {surpass}]

2: be or do something to a greater degree; "her performance surpasses that of any other student I know"; "She outdoes all other athletes"; "This exceeds all my expectations"; "This car outperforms all others in its class" [syn: {surpass}, {outstrip}, {outmatch}, {outgo}, {exceed}, {outdo}, {surmount}, {outperform}]

3: move past; "A black limousine passed by when she looked out the window"; "He passed his professor in the hall"; "One line of soldiers surpassed the other" [syn: {travel by}, {pass by}, {surpass}, {go past}, {go by}, {pass}]

4: be greater in scope or size than some standard; "Their loyalty exceeds their national bonds" [syn: {exceed}, {transcend}, {surpass}]


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