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Overview of verb surpass

The verb surpass has 4 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (2) excel, stand out, surpass

(distinguish oneself; "She excelled in math")

2. (2) surpass, outstrip, outmatch, outgo, exceed, outdo, surmount, outperform

(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"; "This car outperforms all others in its class")

3. (1) travel by, pass by, surpass, go past, go by, pass

(move past; "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")

4. exceed, transcend, surpass

(be greater in scope or size than some standard; "Their loyalty exceeds their national bonds")

Overview of adj surpassing

The adj surpassing has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. transcendent, surpassing

(exceeding or surpassing usual limits especially in excellence)

2. exceeding, exceptional, olympian, prodigious, surpassing

(far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree; "a night of exceeding darkness"; "an exceptional memory"; "olympian efforts to save the city from bankruptcy"; "the young Mozart's prodigious talents") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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