Meaning of surpass

sur•pass

Pronunciation: (sur-pas', -päs'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to go beyond in amount, extent, or degree; be greater than; exceed.
  2. to go beyond in excellence or achievement; be superior to; excel: He surpassed his brother in sports.
  3. to be beyond the range or capacity of; transcend: misery that surpasses description.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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