Surpass Definition

sər-păs
surpassed, surpasses, surpassing
verb
surpassed, surpasses, surpassing
To excel or be superior to.
Webster's New World
To go beyond the limit, capacity, range, etc. of.
Riches surpassing belief.
Webster's New World
To exceed in quantity, degree, amount, etc.
Webster's New World
Surpass is defined as to go beyond, exceed or excel.
An example of to surpass is running a marathon far ahead of the other runners.
An example of to surpass is a student getting much better grades than the rest of their classmates.
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idiom
surpass oneself
  • To do the best that one ever has done at a given activity.
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Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Surpass

  • surpass oneself

Origin of Surpass

  • French surpasser from Old French to transgress sur- sur- passer pass pass

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French surpasser (“to pass beyond"); sur- +"Ž pass.

    From Wiktionary

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