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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Surpass  \Sur*pass"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Surpassed};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Surpassing}.]  [F.  surpasser;  sur  over  +  passer  to 
  pass.  See  {Sur-},  and  {Pass}.] 
  To  go  beyond  in  anything  good  or  bad  to  exceed;  to  excel. 
 
  This  would  surpass  Common  revenge  and  interrupt  his 
  joy.  --Milton. 
 
  Syn:  To  exceed;  excel;  outdo;  outstrip. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  surpass 
  v  1:  distinguish  oneself;  "She  excelled  in  math"  [syn:  {excel},  {stand 
  out}] 
  2:  be  or  do  something  to  a  greater  degree;  "her  performance 
  surpasses  that  of  any  other  student  I  know";  "She  outdoes 
  all  other  athletes";  "This  exceeds  all  my  expectations" 
  [syn:  {outstrip},  {outmatch},  {outgo},  {exceed},  {outdo}, 
  {surmount}] 
  3:  pass  by  "A  black  limousine  passed  by  when  she  looked  out 
  the  window";  "He  passed  his  professor  in  the  hall";  "One 
  line  of  soldiers  surpassed  the  other"  [syn:  {travel  by},  {pass 
  by},  {go  past},  {go  by},  {pass}] 
  4:  go  beyond;  "Their  loyalty  exceeds  their  national  bonds" 
  [syn:  {exceed},  {transcend}] 




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