[ ser-pas, -pahs ]
/ sərˈpæs, -ˈpɑs /
verb (used with object)
to go beyond in amount, extent, or degree; be greater than; exceed.
to go beyond in excellence or achievement; be superior to; excel: He surpassed his brother in sports.
to be beyond the range or capacity of; transcend: misery that surpasses description.
- surplus value,
Origin of surpass
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Examples from the Web for surpassable
All good critics have agreed that his letters are not surpassed, perhaps not surpassable.A History of Nineteenth Century Literature (1780-1895)|George Saintsbury
/ (sɜːˈpɑːs) /
to be greater than in degree, extent, etc
to be superior to in achievement or excellence
to overstep the limit or range ofthe theory surpasses my comprehension
Word Origin for surpass
C16: from French surpasser, from sur- 1 + passer to pass
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