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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. Be exceptionally good or the best
    - 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. 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, shell, trounce, vanquish

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