[ verb oh-ver-top; noun oh-ver-top ]
/ verb ˌoʊ vərˈtɒp; noun ˈoʊ vərˌtɒp /

verb (used with object), o·ver·topped, o·ver·top·ping.

to rise over or above the top of: a skyscraper that overtops all the other buildings.
to rise above in authority; take precedence over; override: No individual shall overtop the law.
to surpass or excel: a rise in sales that overtopped everyone in the industry.


a top, sometimes sleeveless, designed to be worn over another garment, as a shirt or dress.

Origin of overtop

First recorded in 1555–65; over- + top1
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/ (ˌəʊvəˈtɒp) /

verb -tops, -topping or -topped (tr)

to exceed in height
to surpass; excel
to rise over the top of
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