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surpass

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of surpass

  1. 1 to be greater, better, or stronger than <she always tried to surpass her older brother at anything he did> Synonyms beat, better, eclipse, exceed, excel, outclass, outdistance, outdo, outgun, outmatch, outshine, outstrip, overtop, top, tower (over), transcend Related Words one-up, outpace, outrace, outrun, overpass; best, clobber, conquer, crush, defeat, drub, lick, master, outcompete, outperform, overcome, overmatch, prevail (over), rout, shame, skunk, subdue, surmount, thrash, trim, triumph (over), trounce, wallop, whip, win (against), worst; outbalance, outweigh, overbear, overshadow, trump Phrases go one better, run circles around (or run rings around) Near Antonyms lose (to)

  2. 2 to go beyond the limit of <the sales of the band's newest CD have surpassed the combined sales of its last two albums> Synonyms break, outreach, outrun, overpass, overreach, overrun, overshoot, overstep, exceed, transcendRelated Words encroach, entrench (also intrench), infringe, invade, trespass; overdo, overuse, overutilize, overwork




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