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Meaning of “surpass” in the English Dictionary

"surpass" in British English

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surpassverb [T]

uk   /səˈpɑːs/  us   /sɚˈpæs/ formal
C2 to do or be ​better than: His ​time for the 100 ​metres surpassed the ​previousworldrecord 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.
(Definition of surpass from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"surpass" in American English

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surpassverb [T]

 us   /sərˈpæs/
to do or be ​better or more than something ​else: Our team’s ​achievements surpass those of ​teams in ​earlieryears.
(Definition of surpass from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"surpass" in Business English

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surpassverb [T]

uk   us   /səˈpɑːs/
to do or be better or greater than something: The ​quarterlysalesfigures have surpassed everyone's expectations. The latest ​figures surpassed the previous ​peak of 15,418 foreclosures in the third ​quarter of 2008.
(Definition of surpass from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “surpass”
in Spanish superar, sobrepasar, exceder…
in Vietnamese vượt trội hơn…
in Malaysian melebihi…
in Thai เกินกว่า…
in French surpasser…
in German übertreffen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 超过,优于,胜过…
in Turkish üstün olmak, geçmek, baskın çıkmak…
in Russian превосходить…
in Indonesian melampaui…
in Chinese (Traditional) 超過,優於,勝過…
in Polish przewyższać, przekraczać…
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