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Definition 1: be or do something to a greater degree - [verb of competition]

Samples where surpass 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 surpass in the sense of this definition

(surpass 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 surpass ) attract more attention and praise than others

"This film outshone all the others in quality"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"This guy can outmarch anyone!"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"They outsailed the Roman fleet"

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

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

"This salesman outsells his colleagues"

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

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

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

"This material outwears all others"

Definition 2: move past - [verb of motion]

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

  • A black limousine passed by when she looked out the window
  • He passed his professor in the hall
  • One line of soldiers surpassed the other

Synonyms for surpass in the sense of this definition

(surpass is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

(... is a kind of surpass ) pass around or about; move along the border

"The boat skirted the coast"

(... is a kind of surpass ) pass by while running

"We watched children were running by"

(... is a kind of surpass ) pass by while flying

"An enemy plane flew by"

(... is a kind of surpass ) move by very quickly

Definition 3: distinguish oneself - [verb of stative]

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

  • She excelled in math

Synonyms for surpass in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of surpass ) be superior or better than some standard

"She exceeded our expectations" "She topped her performance of last year"

(... is a kind of surpass ) take precedence or surpass others in rank

(... is a kind of surpass ) be good at

"She shines at math"

Definition 4: be greater in scope or size than some standard - [verb of stative]

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

  • Their loyalty exceeds their national bonds

Synonyms for surpass in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of surpass ) grow too large

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