Definition of excel
- excel in sports
- excelled at lipreading
She excels everyone else in sports.
the special effects in this new sci-fi extravaganza excel any that we've seen previously
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best, clobber, conquer, crush, defeat, drub, lick, master, overcome, overmatch, prevail (over), rout, shame, skunk, subdue, surmount, thrash, trim, triumph (over), trounce, wallop, whip, win (against), worst;
go one better, run circles around (or run rings around);
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having a quality expressive of sadness
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