[ noun oh-ver-pas, -pahs; verb oh-ver-pas, -pahs ]
/ noun ˈoʊ vərˌpæs, -ˌpɑs; verb ˌoʊ vərˈpæs, -ˈpɑs /


a road, pedestrian walkway, railroad, bridge, etc., crossing over some barrier, as another road or walkway.

verb (used with object), o·ver·passed or o·ver·past, o·ver·pass·ing.

verb (used without object), o·ver·passed or o·ver·past, o·ver·pass·ing.

to pass over; pass by: Under the bridge there was the din of cars overpassing.

Origin of overpass

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at over-, pass
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noun (ˈəʊvəˌpɑːs)

another name for flyover (def. 1)

verb (ˌəʊvəˈpɑːs) -passes, -passing or -passed (tr) rare

to pass over, through, or across
to exceed
to get over
to ignore
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