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"surmount" in British English

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surmountverb [T]

uk   /səˈmaʊnt/  us   /sɚˈmaʊnt/ formal
  • 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   /səˈmaʊn.tə.bəl/  us   /sɚˈmaʊn.t̬ə.bəl/
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surmountverb [T]

 us   /sərˈmɑʊnt/
to deal successfully with a difficulty or problem: She had to surmount the difficulties of bringing up five children on her own.
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