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verb [transitive] surpass pronunciation in American English /sərˈpæs/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theysurpass
he/she/itsurpasses
present participlesurpassing
past tensesurpassed
past participlesurpassed
  1. 1
    to be better or greater than something else

    India's population now surpasses that of Africa.

  2. 2
    to be even better than what was expected or hoped for

    Winning the gold medal surpassed my wildest dreams.

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