Definition of overtop
1 : to rise above the top of
2 : to be superior to
3 : surpass
Examples of overtop in a Sentence
a manager whose arrogance was overtopped only by his ineptitude
Recent Examples of overtop from the Web
If the reservoir were to overtop the dam, the results would be catastrophic, said Keith Groves, a Trinity County supervisor representing the district that includes Trinity Dam.
Authorities went door-to-door overnight ordering thousands to seek higher ground as creeks and reservoirs overtopped their banks and sent chest-deep water into neighborhoods.
Water project operators must reduce flows to avoid overtopping the concrete banks of the aqueduct in those sections that have sunk.
Dockside, floodwaters overtop the concrete piers, shorting power hookups to the mighty ships that are docked in the world’s largest naval base.
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