Examples of overtop in a Sentence
a manager whose arrogance was overtopped only by his ineptitude
Recent Examples of overtop from the Web
The greenhouse-like glass barrel vault that rises halfway up the smokestack and slightly overtops the Domino Sugar sign doesn’t agitate for attention, but brings out the Havemeyer headquarters’ dark industrial shine.
Sandy’s unprecedented 16-foot surge overtopped the roads and poured into homes.
Once germinated in a new home, plants grow like wildfire to cover the ground, race over shrub layers, climb up and overtop trees and essentially shade out everything in their path.
In Gentilly, the Peoples Avenue Canal may have been temporarily overtopped, the city said, but there were no breaches.
The Department of Water Resources says the lake is likely to rise right to the top, but that there is no risk of the dam itself overtopping.
Officials released water from those reservoirs to ease the pressure, but at least one of the reservoirs still overtopped its banks.
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.
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First Known Use of overtop
Synonymsbeat, better, eclipse, exceed, excel, outclass, outdistance, outdo, outgun, outmatch, outshine, outstrip, surpass, top, tower (over), transcend
Related Wordsone-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
Near Antonymslose (to)
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