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"surmount" in British English

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surmountverb [T]

uk   /səˈmaʊnt/  us   /sɚ-/ formal
  • surmount verb [T] (BE ON TOP)

to be on ​top of something ​tall: The ​central twelve-foot ​column is surmounted by a ​bronzeangel with ​outspreadwings.
surmountable
adjective uk   /-ˈmaʊn.tə.bəl/  us   /-ˈmaʊn.t̬ə.bəl/
(Definition of surmount from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"surmount" in American English

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surmountverb [T]

 us   /sərˈmɑʊnt/
to ​dealsuccessfully with a ​difficulty or ​problem: She had to surmount the ​difficulties of ​bringing up five ​children on her own.
(Definition of surmount from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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