overtop

verb over·top \ ˌō-vər-ˈtäp \
Updated on: 15 Apr 2018

Definition of overtop

1 : to rise above the top of
2 : to be superior to
3 : surpass

Examples of overtop in a Sentence

  1. a manager whose arrogance was overtopped only by his ineptitude

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First Known Use of overtop

circa 1594

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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