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Definition 1: get on top of; deal with successfully - [verb of competition]

Samples where surmount or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He overcame his shyness

Synonyms for surmount in the sense of this definition

(surmount is a kind of ...) come out better in a competition, race, or conflict

"Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship" "We beat the competition" "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"

(... is a kind of surmount ) throw a steer by seizing the horns and twisting the neck, as in a rodeo

Definition 2: be or do something to a greater degree - [verb of competition]

Samples where surmount or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • her performance surpasses that of any other student I know
  • She outdoes all other athletes
  • This exceeds all my expectations
  • This car outperforms all others in its class

Synonyms for surmount in the sense of this definition

(surmount is a kind of ...) come out better in a competition, race, or conflict

"Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship" "We beat the competition" "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"

(... is a kind of surmount ) attract more attention and praise than others

"This film outshone all the others in quality"

(... is a kind of surmount ) have a greater range than (another gun)

(... is a kind of surmount ) be heavier than

(... is a kind of surmount ) be braver than

(... is a kind of surmount ) surpass someone in cruelty or evil

(... is a kind of surmount ) outdo someone in trickery

(... is a kind of surmount ) surpass or beat by a wide margin

(... is a kind of surmount ) march longer distances and for a longer time than

"This guy can outmarch anyone!"

(... is a kind of surmount ) surpass in excellence

"She bettered her own record" "break a record"

(... is a kind of surmount ) surpass in speed

"Malthus believed that population increase would outpace increases in the means of subsistence"

(... is a kind of surmount ) beat through cleverness and wit

"I beat the traffic" "She outfoxed her competitors"

(... is a kind of surmount ) grow faster than

(... is a kind of surmount ) shout louder than

(... is a kind of surmount ) roar louder than

(... is a kind of surmount ) sail faster or better than

"They outsailed the Roman fleet"

(... is a kind of surmount ) draw a gun faster, or best someone in a gunfight

(... is a kind of surmount ) sell more than others

"This salesman outsells his colleagues"

(... is a kind of surmount ) be sold more often than other, similar products

"The new Toyota outsells the Honda by a wide margin"

(... is a kind of surmount ) last longer than others

"This material outwears all others"

Definition 3: reach the highest point of - [verb of motion]

Samples where surmount or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We scaled the Mont Blanc

Synonyms for surmount in the sense of this definition

(surmount is a kind of ...) reach a destination, either real or abstract

"We hit Detroit by noon" "The water reached the doorstep" "We barely made it to the finish line" "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts"

Definition 4: be on top of - [verb of stative]

Samples where surmount or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The scarf surmounted the gown

(surmount is a kind of ...) be in the front of or on top of

"The list was headed by the name of the president"

(... is a kind of surmount ) surmount with a pinnacle

"pinnacle a pediment"

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