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Adjective: surpassing  su(r)'pã-sing
  1. Exceeding or surpassing usual limits especially in excellence
    - transcendent
     
  2. Far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree
    "a night of surpassing darkness";
    - exceeding, exceptional, olympian, prodigious
Verb: surpass  su(r)'pãs
  1. Distinguish oneself
    - excel, stand out, rule
     
  2. Be or do something to a greater degree
    "her performance surpasses that of any other student I know";
    - outstrip, outmatch, outgo [archaic], exceed, outdo, surmount, outperform
     
  3. Move past
    "One line of soldiers surpassed the other";
    - travel by, pass by, go past, go by, pass
     
  4. Be greater in scope or size than some standard
    "Their loyalty surpasses their national bonds";
    - exceed, transcend

See also: extraordinary, superior

Type of: beat, beat out, crush, go, locomote, move, shell, travel, trounce, vanquish

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