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English definition of “surpass”

surpass

verb [T]     /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.Surpassing in quality or number
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