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English definition of “beyond”


preposition, adverb (NOT UNDERSTAND)    /biˈjɒnd/ US  /-ˈjɑːnd/
be beyond sb C1 informal If something is beyond you, you are unable to understand it: I'm afraid physics is completely beyond me.Difficult to understandComplicated and difficult to doPuzzle and confuse
(Definition of beyond prepositionadverb (NOT UNDERSTAND) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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