Definition of surpass
- surpassed her rivals
- surpassed all expectations
- a beauty that surpasses description
Attendance is expected to surpass last year's record.
Last quarter, sales surpassed two million.
His work regularly surpasses all expectations.
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First Known Use: 1555See Words from the same year
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);
: to be better or greater than (someone or something)
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