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surmount

verb [T] uk   /səˈmaʊnt/ us    /sɚ-/ formal

surmount verb [T] (DEAL WITH)

to deal successfully with a difficulty or problem: They managed to surmount all opposition/objections to their plans. There are still a few technical problems/obstacles/hurdles to be surmounted before the product can be put on sale to the public.

surmount verb [T] (BE ON TOP)

to be on top of something tall: The central twelve-foot column is surmounted by a bronze angel with outspread wings.
surmountable
adjective uk   /-ˈmaʊn.tə.bəl/ us    /-ˈmaʊn.t̬ə.bəl/
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