a road, pedestrian walkway, railroad, bridge, etc., crossing over some barrier, as another road or walkway.
to get over (obstacles, difficulties, etc.); surmount: to overpass the early days of privation and uncertainty.
to go beyond, exceed, or surpass: Greed had somehow overpassed humanitarianism.
to pass through (time, experiences, etc.): to overpass one's apprenticeship.
to overlook; ignore; disregard; omit: We could hardly overpass such grievous faults. The board overpassed him when promotions were awarded.
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How to use overpass in a sentence
The regular lanes would remain free, but both highways, including their overpasses, would be rebuilt as part of the expansions.Maryland narrows Beltway, I-270 expansion options to adding four toll lanes to each | Katherine Shaver | January 27, 2021 | Washington Post
It’s an IPA with a name and a label inspired by the “Surrender Dorothy” graffiti once painted on a railroad overpass near the Mormon temple.For locals, this inauguration was like none they’ve ever experienced | John Kelly | January 20, 2021 | Washington Post
Rivers were enclosed and overpasses thrown up to connect previously sequestered neighborhoods.Can Tokyo Safely Host the Olympic Games This Summer? | Charlie Campbell | January 12, 2021 | Time
It recruits homeless people from shelters and under highway overpasses.How the History of Waterloo, Iowa, Explains How Meatpacking Plants Became Hotbeds of COVID-19 | by Bernice Yeung and Michael Grabell | December 21, 2020 | ProPublica
Untreated roads and sidewalks may have some slick spots, especially on bridges and overpasses, so use caution.Sleet and snow pull away after midnight leaving behind falling temperatures and icy spots | Jason Samenow, Dan Stillman | December 17, 2020 | Washington Post
The company commander had also been badly wounded, they said, as they hunkered down under a highway overpass.Ukraine Rebels Boast About Troops and Tanks Coming from Russia | Jamie Dettmer | August 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
They pulled the elegant wagon on a slow pace along for a block and then made a U-turn beneath the Palmetto overpass.Mardi Gras Indian Chief Larry Bannock’s Final Ride | Jason Berry | May 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The car comes under the overpass, we boom up, the car pulls in, the train pulls, then run across to the train.
The street beneath an overpass is littered with minivans and SUVs that had been washed inland.Shocking Videos and Photos From the 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami | The Daily Beast | March 11, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
On a recent trip to Iran, I was struck by a pair of giant paintings emblazoned across a highway overpass.
This may have resulted from my feeling, when I looked forward toward the overpass, that we might have ridden into an ambush.Warren Commission (7 of 26): Hearings Vol. VII (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
There must be real work to do, aims to achieve; there must be imperfections to overpass and wrongs to right.The Meaning of Faith | Harry Emerson Fosdick
Here is the railroad overpass, and here is the freeway overpass.
By the "X," which appears to be right over the overpass of Elm, which would be to the east side of the overpass, is that right?
And it shows where Elm turns and goes under the railroad, the overpass.
British Dictionary definitions for overpass
another name for flyover (def. 1)
to pass over, through, or across
to get over
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