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surpass

verb [T] uk   /səˈpɑːs/ us    /sɚˈpæs/ formal
C2 to do or be better than: His time for the 100 metres surpassed the previous world record by one hundredth of a second. The book's success has surpassed everyone's expectations. The director has really surpassed himself (= done better than he has done before) with this new film.
Translations of “surpass”
in Spanish superar, sobrepasar, exceder…
in French surpasser…
in German übertreffen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 超過,優於,勝過…
in Russian превосходить…
in Turkish üstün olmak, geçmek, baskın çıkmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 超过,优于,胜过…
in Polish przewyższać, przekraczać…
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