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1overpass

verb over·pass \ˌō-vər-ˈpas\

Definition of OVERPASS

transitive verb
1
:  to pass across, over, or beyond :  cross; also :  surpass
2
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Examples of OVERPASS

  1. <to keep peace in the family, he was forced to overpass his in-laws' frequent put-downs>
  2. <a filmmaker whose technical bravura overpasses his ability to tell a coherent story>

First Known Use of OVERPASS

14th century

2overpass

noun over·pass \ˈō-vər-ˌpas\

: a bridge that allows a road or railroad to cross over another

Full Definition of OVERPASS

:  a crossing of two highways or of a highway and pedestrian path or railroad at different levels where clearance to traffic on the lower level is obtained by elevating the higher level; also :  the upper level of such a crossing

Examples of OVERPASS

  1. Boys stood beneath the highway overpass.
  2. Traffic was stalled on the overpass.

First Known Use of OVERPASS

1929
OVERPASS Defined for Kids

overpass

noun over·pass \ˈō-vər-ˌpas\

Definition of OVERPASS for Kids

1
:  a crossing (as of two highways or a highway and a railroad) at different levels usually by means of a bridge
2
:  the upper level of an overpass

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